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 Borrower

Borrowed emotions from someone else,
stole one or two from  cocaine fuelled parties.
No one noticed till the very next day, when they felt
a little something had been taken away.
I sucked up sensations, made a collage like Schwitters,
from scraps and debri of those other little lives,
taking on their appetites and sidelong glances,
their ideas of romance,or when to sharpen knives
The more I did it the more I wanted more,
hundreds of people washed up against my shore
each crashing bore was meat inside my meal,
I propelled myself forward on what other people feel.
Its now seamlessly tied up, fuel inside my head,
with a stream of brand new members all at the ready.
I stopped hearing from myself some years ago,
the lines been cut and I never even phone.

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