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'm not trying to hurt you, the truth is.

forgive me if i'm blunt
but why do you continue to be someone else?
changing your name
like it's a password
while we all sit idly by
cursing the beard you never could grow
sending you gifts
like cotton and candy
but not cotton candy
which would actually fit
you love that shit
the circus
the drama-
the housewives of any damn city
really, you're just a little girl
who never got to dance with daddy

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