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:

Don't Watch me Walk Away

Find me here no more,
watching you smile
with your guilt-glow,
aching to explain.
I never hunted for treachery,
searching for peace instead,
brought down by a lover’s bow,
an Hispanic cupid with asp’s kiss.
If I were a different kind of woman,
I would make you fuck me
right here under the trees,
with the world (and your friends) watching
but, much to my distress,
I find that I can only say good-bye
in this shadow, failing to take delight
in knowing that someone else’s man
has just confessed his love for me.

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