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:

Wasabi peas

Little balls of fire
I consume them
Suck them to see just how long I can
Till the tears start forming
And I lunge for the relief
Of cold clear liquid
Emptyness inside
They don't help
Don't make it go away
Yet I can't stop reaching in
I can't stop the stinging pain
So many things I should be doing
So many lives I should be living
Not sitting here
Eating these little green peas
Or are they eating me?

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