poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

The Blue Flame Has Feelings Too
dmartin

she screamed,
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loud enough that I felt her anger,
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it tingled down my spine enough
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to shake into my blood,
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enough to curdle my stomach
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and make me see
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the trivial life that stood before me.
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never before
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had something so metaphorical
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stood in front of me
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to where I could touch it,
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reaching out I stopped,
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looked at my hands to see
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the burns of twenty years built by anger.
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