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 couldn't tell a single soul,
No one must know.
I had to keep quiet
Or it was my life that would go.
He said if I told
I was sure to die
I had no where to go
So I sat alone and cried.
Sometimes I'd almost call
For help and a way out,
Yet I couldn't,
I just wanted to shout.
I felt so alone,
And no one knew my pain.
Then all of a sudden,
Like a tiny drop of rain.
Crying in fear,        
Yet I had to tell
The only friend I had
With a tear in my eye I said
I've been raped

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