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:

Virtuous Tyrant
Cella

You broke me
 1
13 hours into
 2
my intentionally
 3
bloody revolution
 4
before the scent of,
 5
smoke of,
 6
imagined anarchy
 7
had wafted on
 8
artificial, movie-set
 9
special-effects wind
 10
and satisfied my
 11
lungs
 12
 
 
You took me
 13
not as prisoner
 14
captive nor trophy
 15
stormed my
 16
headquarters
 17
unarmed and silent
 18
and I gripped the
 19
doorjams
 20
till my cuticles dripped red
 21
whereupon
 22
you won
 23
found my shoes and followed
 24
abandoned my troops
 25
 
 
You have me
 26
have been
 27
the most virtuous tyrant
 28
history ever has mumbled
 29
my troops send me
 30
postcards
 31
begging my return
 32
postcards
 33
make a colorful
 34
fire
 35

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