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:

Dead Souls
JeremyM

Dead souls inside me
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always haunting me
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riding piggy-back
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they must find me interesting
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cold bodies in my bed
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startling me in my sleep
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when I tussle
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in the covers
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and touch their cold skin.
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Ian wails out
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in his lonely desperate voice
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'they keep calling me,
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keep on calling me...'
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only the infant in the jewel
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and poor St. Martin
 15
wearing his long rosary
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look over me
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as I slip back into nightmares
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dreaming the dreams
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of other spirits
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dreaming dreams
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not my own.
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