poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

From Fire to Smoke to Ashes
JKWeb

his blood thick with gasoline
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veins drawn to aspire
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head brimmed in sin
 3
destiny's kid
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   hemmed in a jacket
 5
straight as an arrow
 6
blessed the beast within
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pure as evil
 8
   down to his caustic marrow
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   and it was meant to be
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written in stone graves
 11
that he shall live by the sword
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   and die in flames
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there were no tears shed
 14
   on cheeks blood-red
 15
for justice was done
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   by those ruined by his birth
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hell reached to the sun
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   as smoke billowed from the earth
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