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:

Todays Steaming Conscience.(Edited:Still thinking of new title)

Not so scared of your resentment,
I live in my own torment,
I can't take it anymore,
I keep asking myself,
What am I here for?
Someone please shoot me,
Each vain in my body feels like it's splitting,
How could this torture seem never-ending?
I want to fall back,
And be so secure,
But nothing is ever there,
Not even my love,
I'm sure.
Peeling every layer of me,
What you always say,
What is that supposed to mean?
How do I know i'm not going to collapse?
Should I try and trust this?
I already know the pattern perhaps,
Come and walk all over me,
I wont say a word.

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