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:

Silence should be heard

Sshhh! Listen, Can you not hear that?
In a distance, slamming of doors,
cries of another childs face getting slapped!
Will we ever adapt?
Teachers sexing students,
Friends in fear of their peers,
knowing they come to school strapped.
All so loud,
it makes silence scream...
What can be achieved without the knowledge we need,
from a lesson that can never be learned?
sshhh! listen,

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