poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

Chameleon
MAG

Silently, Quickly
 1
I reign through the night
 2
The magic of terror
 3
To give you a fright
 4
This rush; this rush of power
 5
I abuse it on you
 6
To make you cower
 7
 
 
This time it's worse
 8
Gun in my hand
 9
No-one will know
 10
I don't leave a brand
 11
Gone from here now
 12
They won't understand
 13
Disturbing mass
 14
Blood on the sand
 15
 
 
I wander the streets
 16
And hear what they say
 17
He killed once again
 18
And just slipped away
 19
I walk through my door
 20
At the end of the day
 21
Its happening again
 22
Get out of my way
 23
 
 
Here they come now
 24
Flashes of blue
 25
I've been brought undone
 26
I never thought they knew
 27
Deadly hail of lead
 28
I'm hit by a few
 29
Shooting right back
 30
I'm hitting them too
 31
 
 
Now comes the rush
 32
Badges they show
 33
One question I ask
 34
How did they know?
 35
Thrown to the ground
 36
They won't let me go
 37
Time for the chair
 38
No more death shall I sow.
 39

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