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:

Still I Love You

That earthy, pungent aroma that musters
beneath your persona is grotesque.
Like vomit spewing ten feet from
the cavity of  a rotting boar.
But, still I love you.
Greasy, foul grit, piled on like shit.
Oh, the stench is so overwhelming
I have become blind.
But, still I love you.
The drunken glares, blackened teeth
and craters which swallow your hide,
are too sickly to behold for more than
a blink of an eye.
But, still I love you.
Your unpolluted heart,
and tender, unscathed soul
makes me want to inhale
deeper and take all that I can.
This is why -
Still I love you

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