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:

Nothing matters, especially these words

What do all these words matter,
who cares about this poem
this will not rhyme and it will not please you
I'll break every rule just to disturb you
and at last my stupid words don't mean a thing
please go ahead and critique this
I don't care say all that you dare!!!
I will not change a word and my opinion will not change
life has taken me into a new turn and I'll tell you now nothing matters.
I'm sure some “unknown” will say this is stupid or go on forever about how much words mean to him but my poems are not written for you or for him, they are for me.  All these words don't matter, I don't care what you may think, my life has taken a new turn.

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