poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

Welcome to Poetry Critical, an online poetry workshop. To post your own poetry you'll need to create a user id by typing a name and password in the box above and hitting 'New User'. If you just want to critique or jump into the discussion, however, you can go ahead and get started!

Poetry Critical 2.0

Hey guys, Donald here.

In a few weeks, this site will be 9 years old. 9 years! And I still know some of the earliest submissions by heart.

But, boy. That’s like 102 in web-years. So it’s time for something new. I’m building that something now with my nights-and-weekend minutes (and plenty of coffee). Buy me a cup?

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Random Poem:

Writer's Block
wetsmoke

Maybe I could find something good to say
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if I could just
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for once
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keep my eyes open
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or my head in place
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but lots of crazy people
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find good words to scream
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words that just writhe someplace inside
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before they're unleashed
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and I'll cling to theirs
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I'll hang on tight
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knuckles white
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with my eyes squinted shut.
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So tell me:
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how do I write in a condition like this?
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My hands are too busy
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keeping me upright
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keeping me pissed.
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