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:


These thoughts are less then safe inside my head
Who knows when they will leak or when they’ll spread
But this cracked safe inside my psyche is the best defense I own
And to share with you my thoughts would be to allow you in my home
The incoherent inconsistencies which irritate my brain
Are irrelevant irritations which I cannot help but retain
The inconsequential fact that I cannot help but think
About the irrational imitations which leave me out of sync
These mosquitoes in my brain are sucking at my thoughts
Occupying my ideas, making me distraught
They come and go, they salivate, they multiply for sure
Out of my head to get this girl I think there is no cure
I’ve tried and waited, and calculated the time I’ve been alone
I grasp to hope that love for me will not always be postponed
Articulated and aggravated I am alliteration obsessed
This poetry is the only thing that keeps me from being depressed

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