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 sugar. you arenot.
arenot arenot arenot 1
to recognize the prevailing
mindsets of those who
seek to destroys you.
you are both a leper and
a colononist, semi-, rejexted
by a man with a plan and
mobile(mega)phone, his
fingers like mint on your
eyes, like thyme in a jar
slowly fading aways.
your Basil, he was a good dog,
he would lick your ear and say
that you are a good master
and you would chain him outside
and he would loves you anyways.
he dies and your sad. you are crying
as we don't speak.
you arenot arenot breathing the
love of trees into your spiteful lungs,
are hollow, monotoned and regretful
of past mistakes.
sometime i think that you have
rabies, you too sensitive to light,
boiling in your skin, exploding like
volcano over mommy,
refund your life, your death like
rollercoaster slowly spinning into

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