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 Bleeding Ghost

I choke on imperfection,
It's a game I like to play.
Shuffling through my minds,
And found in what I say.
If I struggle to see the clock
That kindly eats away the day,
I will fumble my humanity
And not have time to stay.
I'm never who I want to be.
I'll never say I live a lie.
But the street they call reality
I see through just one eye.
So a detour through a dream
Is such an easier goodbye.
But it will never save me
On the day I'm meant to die.

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