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 Once Knew You

Scattered post-it-notes
Bright reminders of yesterday
When our love was fleeting
The time of innocence has come and gone
Drink his nectar and down this ambrosia
Bless yourself with power
Change the world to your liking
Forgetting different minds have unique imaginations
Count the sheep while tucked in
Stray away from thoughts of me
Pack your bags and move on out
You’ve found yourself a new roommate
Harass the blinded girl
Bellow out true nature of integrity
Endanger life itself with your mistake
Careful of my hurricane
Now our lips are silenced
Unable to whisper prayers of reconcile
Listen with wandering eyes
As you dip your fingers farther in
Drown in a puddle of twister debris
No one deserves this as much as you
Three words end in deceit
I’ll rip you through if you murmur them again

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