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 elbow snaps backward
crunching bone and tearing muscle
The hand looses control
goes limp
fingers dangling in 85 mile per hour wind
The arm is severed at the elbow
blood splashes and dies to a mist
showering onlookers and cloaked chosen few
in seizure state positions
The Image a grand mal scale
rows of beloved followers
claim to be blessed
spilling the lambs blood
Crimson Cheers
a toast to the appendage
each finger represents a day of sacrifice
The diluted atmosphere bellows a high
a journey to free the conscious of imprisonment and shed the label of
Cast Away

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