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:


i go up to breakfast to eat with my family
my mum, dad, younger brother and me
pancakes and eggs, and everything delicious,
we talk about everything
school, work and the nice breeze
from the open window blowing into our faces
we are all smiling and loving eachother's company.
it couldnt get any where better when i waken.
waken from the loud voices of my parents
yelling at eachother, with my brother curled up.
curled up in the corner
i just lay back down, in my coverless bed,
trying to dream more lovely dreams
and trying to get away from this hell

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