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:

Bad Friday

it's how one bad finger disables the rest
just one lost look puts a hole in your chest
one precious treasure becomes hindrance and pest
only one doubtful thought contaminates your best
you block who you are
and the questions you're trying to live
keep building up the wall
intuition knows will give
don't stop wasting time falling down
running circles round and round
appreciating new perspective
even when new means painted over
cuz shabby layers run deep
and curling up edges keep
you looking
for the meaning
of loss:
does He take away the little things
because He loves the details
or have i been giving away my mind
just hoping to fill my sails...
have i failed?

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