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:

Sadomasochism
Poor_Poet

Ribbons of flesh unravel
 1
My hand yearns for mutilation
 2
Smooth pink innocence
 3
Penetrated by jagged bone
 4
 
 
My restlessness drives me to damnation
 5
My pain is amplified
 6
By silent wails of agony
 7
 
 
Deafening cries eat away at my core
 8
Leaking insanity into a void of truth
 9
My brain bores holes through my heart
 10
These are wells which hold only emptiness
 11
 
 
That which once was sweet nectar
 12
Becomes stale
 13
That which once pumped life
 14
Now spews despair
 15
 
 
Numbness flows over my body
 16
I realize the pain of silence
 17
As numbness subsides
 18
I am consumed by reality
 19
 
 
Embraced by cold and darkness
 20
I'd fall but they would not let me
 21
They pump me full of synthetic emotion
 22
Consisting of more metal than medicine
 23
The process is long and excruciating
 24
In the end there were only shadows
 25

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