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:

Piece by Piece

Your mouth tears my flesh apart,
ripping away piece by piece.
You finally caught me off my guard,
releasing the god of all beasts.
Well, I thought that I was sorry,
but I guess I was wrong.
the end of days are gory,
and I hope you stay is long.
Ooh, and I know all the ways,
to inflect more suffering and pain.
This is the end of times.
This is the end of times.
Where you face god himself,
to judge your crimes.
Then you'll meet me down below,
and my hatred for you will only grow.
Suicide will seem like a joke,
if you remember one thing before you broke.
But insanity is all the same,
either way you still feel the pain.
Whips and chains, and demons teeth
tearing flesh from underneath.
And all I have left to say,
is hallelujah.

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