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:

Just disappear like smoke

Just disappear like smoke
Thick smoke tickles my chin
Bushing up against me
Stinging with guarantee
My one deadly sin
Dark shadows creeps inside
Punching, and kicking
Screaming and shouting
And then I was cast aside
The stench of strong gin
Lingers on his mouth
Covers up the truth
That I cry for within
Sounds of his voice creeps away
Teardrops lay on me asleep
I reach for his fingertips
Skin soft as a brand new day
Just one touch but he repels
Leaving only his scent
Flowing with subtle hints
That I should leave as well

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