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:


I’ve fallen with the idea of love at first sight
My want for love has made me fall in a pit of bullshit
For every meal made
I eat like a tiger that hadn’t eaten for days
Exhaustion overcome me
And I fall in midstream, drinking the water they hold out
Like a camel I drink and drink
I’ve fell in the whole witch I’ve created with my own hands
They mimic the signal I put out
I fall deep in the mist of all their lies
Must be my fault, this the 3rd in a row that’s told me the story twice
My heart crumples; sometimes I don’t even want to try
The wrong men are falling at my feet almost everyday
Is there a magnet that I’ve brought?
Or is it that men don’t have any common sense, perhaps no morals
My heart has no shield every time a man looks my way I feel like putting a dagger through his eyes
I cringe, my heart can only hold so much
How can they expect me to truly believe now?
Shit all I see is red of the blood I feel like shedding right now

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