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:

Out Of Focus Again

Whiteness now
      across open blight,
     it usually never
   captures my attention
at all.
The plainness,
  and placid
  feeds my determination.
     To cultivate
       an eccentric idea,
     without it turning
  spoiled or raw.
While I rotate back and forth
           grasping this rotating chair,
               a cigarette still
  embraces free upon my lips.
       The exhaled haze disrupts my
   vison to capture life.
        Thus my agony cries out
              and so
           my imagination slips.
Would you scrape the dirt off
        my fate?
       These drugs have devoured
         my inner sense to feel.
    These family ties scatter away from
a sense of perception.
      To their golden gods they bow,
                and kneel.
   and morals
          their teeth,
    using pure pressure to
          escape me of my youth.
         Responsibility for me
           has been hard to conceive,
             these parents of mine
               never riddled me
                       the truth.

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