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:

Fair, Fleeting Devotion

ill set myself free  
break these chains  
choking my throat  
making my frail body
double in half  
straining to inhale the foulness    
of life up here in hell  
i want to grasp the thing i hate
make it crumble at my touch
scorched flesh    
seared heart
dangling limply
from his overturned body    
love overthrown
by a look of detest    
adieu fair, fleeting devotion  
it is myself i loathe

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