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:

It's almost like being hung-over

Lost in thought
                        about the things we do.
No explanation for the mistakes
                                                   of our kind.
Make me bleed,
                         to the sound of laughter,
                                                               to meaningless ramble,
                                                                                                   of words.
Drunken men,
                    fighting like children.
Open mindedness,
                                  mistaken for stupidity.
Mankind will submit to lust,
                                            woman to money
                                                                     and sometimes,
                                                                                             to both.
You won’t invite a black man
                                                to your table,
but you’ll invite those
                                   with black hearts.
You laugh and listen,
                                 as they intoxicate your family,
                                                                                  your heart.
Now tell me,
does this world confuse you as it does me?

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