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:

The Committed

it might be enough.
or never'll stay infinite.
which would kill fate.
oh decisions decisions
but those who choose are imperfect
and second chances are the only hope.
except this would be more like a fourth.
instead maybe id like to wake up in a foreign place
with no memory.
but then I think learning the language
might be hard.
and living with myself. unbearable.
Mental Stability... optional
is that a good idea.
probably should think that one through for a while
to situate yourself next to me and pretend
that you didn't stand me up last night.
kicked out and the thought of you was ever more enticing
in the car hoping youd let me in.
instead I parked in a dark street
drinking what was left in hard edged bottles.
until I backed myself into corners
through walls. and found high speed trauma.
thank you for reinforcing reasons
letting me know I am less than a play thing now.
less than a courtesy call to say, 'hey id rather not tonight'.
thanks. I would recommend you sit elsewhere.
its not safe here with the committed.

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