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:

pour some thoughts on paper

My life has never seemed so hard before
I look around at all the people with smiling faces and unhappy thoughts
A room full of unfaithful dreams and unfriendly smiles
A day without lying is a day without living
Congregations of sinners that meet in my room
Blank conversations follow blank stares
And for tonight we’ll pretend like everything is alright
This is where our dishonesty comes out to play
In a corner spared from a sea of vacant
This is where I will cry my eyes out
This is where I wont lie any more
Where I can look in brown eyes that cannot speak
And sit at doors just waiting.
Here long hair and curse words will hide you for a little while,
Everyone thinks that they will be salvaged and spared
But not me.

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