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:


You sicken me
whisper more lies
you allow no influence
yet i see you
changing in reaction to those around you
how you hate everything
but wont change it for fear of hurting people
"I love you" you say
but your words are venom to me
burning everything in reach
see this blackened lump
oozing puss from open sores
that is what you have done
it was my heart
now it is something to be reviled
what once was pure is now corrupt and dead
you are the filth that contaminates this world
you are weak
you two with your falsified words
of hope and love that died long ago
you deserve each other
i will not wait for you any longer
"im going to leave him for you"
you were just afraid to let someone go
so now ill leave
with nothing but contempt
for the shell of the person you once were

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