poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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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:

this is your failure, (together and alone)
Inuki

entering the washroom
 1
i hear a woman weeping
 2
in a stall;
 3
suddenly i am that woman's sobs,
 4
i am her stillborn child,
 5
still wet and warm with blood
 6
white and lifeless.
 7
 
 
boy trying hard
 8
not to show tears-
 9
but they show.
 10
his love was young and new
 11
but his eyes have grown old and dead.
 12
at home he punches
 13
until his fist becomes infected.
 14
 
 
a child, seeing
 15
his family blown to pieces
 16
loses the ability to speak,
 17
to eat,
 18
to live.
 19
 
 
in the stall
 20
the woman's sobs
 21
rip at her throat like carnivores,
 22
turning screams to silence
 23
and silence to nightmares
 24
where her child's haunting eyes -
 25
the eyes of death itself -
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peer out at her,
 27
casting a veil of darkness
 28
over her heart,
 29
and she is gone.
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