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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:


What's wrong wth me
I don't belong
How can I be noticed
Among the throngs
I don't fit in
It's like I'm not even there
I have no one
Who among them cares
Can't anyone see
There are tears in my eyes
Everyone lashes out
They've all spread their lies
Inside there's pain
It's all that I feel
Continuously ignored
Am I even real

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