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:

The Fire in my eyes..

I know what that means. I'm not stupid, I can see through poorly laid lies. I know how to read you better than that. As if I even had to know you to figure this one out.. by the way you stutter when you talk...
So that's the story, and your sticking to it. You didnt lie, believe that. You just left things out, its just an absence of detail. Your not lieing to anyone, just to yourself.
What the hell am I supposed to think when you do this to me? Nothing happened.. thats why you have so much to hide. Of course, that's the only reason you would do this. Oh wait..
Maybe you had a bad day, or maybe someone pushed you too fuckin far. So theres the source of your pain, your agrivation, and your annoyance. I have an idea, take it all out on me, lets see how far I can be pushed.
Bring me to poor onto this page my thoughts and soul in a flurry of randomness. This is pure bullshit. This is the first night apart. And what a night. Thank you for another sleepless night... Thank you.. This is exactly what I need..
Am I annoyed? Am I annoyed? Do I come off as annoyed??
No I am not annoyed. This is past annoyed.

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