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:

Take Me to Another Place(revised)

Take me to another place
Can anywhere be as bad as this?
Colour me washed out,
This world is unyielding stone,
And you’re the worst thing in it.
Save me from yourself.
Take me to another place
Here isn’t far enough.
Build me a house of jasmine petals
Snow white, sweet as cotton candy.
Confectionary clouds.
Flavour it with rose and chocolate,
So it melts upon my tongue.
Take me to another place
Where I don’t have to worry
About the way I bleed colour
So that I’m very afraid
wI might be invisible someday.
Paint me a picture
To remember me right now.
Take me to another place
I can’t stand it here.
You brainwash hate, black as truffles.
Nothing but cruel lies from your mouth.
Can’t you see their stain?
Take me anywhere but here.

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