poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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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:

I See

I can see a lair,
hiding amoung our ranks.
I can see a murderer,
Blending in our midst.
I can see a dead man,
who should be alive.
People with misplaced sympathy,
To those people who don't deserve it.
I can see what's happening,
everyone else is blind.
People crying fake tears,
for people they don't know.
She can see a window,
staring from the mirror.
What can you see?

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