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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Wasabi peas
me

Little balls of fire
 1
I consume them
 2
Suck them to see just how long I can
 3
Till the tears start forming
 4
And I lunge for the relief
 5
Of cold clear liquid
 6
 
 
Emptyness inside
 7
They don't help
 8
Don't make it go away
 9
Yet I can't stop reaching in
 10
I can't stop the stinging pain
 11
 
 
So many things I should be doing
 12
So many lives I should be living
 13
Not sitting here
 14
Hopeless
 15
Eating these little green peas
 16
Or are they eating me?
 17

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