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:


On dunes of damned youth
snow laid it's wrinkled wreath.
Names somersault from mouths
conquistadors cawing on new worlds.
Men walk miles to die for yards,
their winter breaths are informers.
The enemy becomes the mind
limping like rabbits in no man's land
raking pointless warrens
charging into a broth of guns.
Scarlet rags of bullets dress the air
screams from war have no accent but
Men calling out for their Mothers
washing clean camouflaged bravado.
The pendant sun shall wear their faces
untouched like medals in locked shrines.

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