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:

Handicappable You Will Remain

God is a crutch.
The faithful have cursed his name
and split him in two.
Since God is the one
they'll blame for the splinters in palms,
perhaps it's time
they learn to walk on their own?
But they'll taunt God,
Dance around a few more land mines,
and never learn to walk on their own.

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