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:

Disgracing Eden

Hollow fingers disgrace the flowers of the earth
Soiling delicate petals with invisible fingerprints
Poisoning the air with toxic breath of impurity
Taking that which isn't theirs
To one who gave them life by accident
Stealing that which isn't given to them
For someone who would shun them by mere mistake
Leaving damaged life and broken spirit
Abandoning unpitied stems to decay unceremoniously
For shallow moments of unfulfilled happiness
Before returning to rape mother nature
Who stands in a puddle of human souls
Without getting her feet dampened

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