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:


Myra murdered children,
she buried them in gloomy moors.
I’d murder children too,
if it made me yours.
You could be my Brady,
wrapping me in crazy violence,
as I caress your convictions
and get us a gun license.
With it you’d shoot up a storm
in every bank ‘til you were bored,
while I drove the getaway car
because in you I'd be absorbed.
So if you want innocence depraved,
we'll rape the ripe and gag them blue.
Afterall, there is no God;
no God but you.

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