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 married your sister
because you were in love
with someone else.
I guess with someone
bit better than me
or different.
And he treats you alright
I guess, again.
Don't really know
and I try to ignore
whatever your sister relays about you.
We're strangers now alright
and you probably don't remember
that random high school birthday
where I fingered you on a bed of someone's mother.
That's as far as it went.
Though I still recall the taste of your neck,
a gentle mix of sweat and fragrance,
that reminded me of tangerines.
The sound of your breath,
trembling with passion and impatience,
implied curiosity and willingness.
The cry of disappointment you let loose,
after a brief confusion of sudden lights,
still rings in my memories.
I married your sister
and I love her alright.
I guess.
Buy her occasional trinkets and such.
I try, try to be nice.
But every now and then,
there are some nights
when making love
brings back the flavour of your scent
and I cheat on her, with you.
Identical twins, sure,
but not quite
the same experiences.

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