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:


Today I learned again
how far I am from where I
should (teach my children to) be;
"Flee from the wicked, and never fall for flattery."
It was sunrise as I told my master "hello".
As his words command my heart to beat
so his hands COMMAND my legs to fall.
In a ditch I hear the poetry of excuse.
A glimpse of his ghost DEMANDS my approval
for my eyes have worn to selective mirrors
and all is but a blur.
His mark on my skin begs my questions;
"why am I the victim of mis(ab)use?
how do all see evil but me?"
A bottle gives me answers;
"love cares not about ones actions
when pinning women to their graves."
These pills dot my diary with

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