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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:


He lives deep within my soul,
In the dark, black as coal.
She lives within my heart,
Breaking and tearing me apart.
He lives deep within me,
Hidden away, where noone can see.
My past,
Tucked in a corner she does sit,
Making me scream and feel like shit.
My scars,
They rest upon my broken skin,
Representing the pain i feel within.
Shrinking away trying to hide,
Slipping, drowning deep inside.
Creeps around beneath the surface,
Waiting until i need its purpose.

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