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:


it must have been easy
to go into the ghetto
and the disease ridden
areas of your town
when you know
you can't be hurt
or infected with
a crippling disease
how could you ask
me to do the same
when i am nothing
but a weak man?
i think this thing
you started will
not do me any good.
it is too difficult to help.
it must have been easy
when you are the son

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