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:

If I only..

silky black satin hair
milky white skin
overcast eyes
a piercing but innocent stare
passes me by while I'm frozen with lust
the look of death
directed at my obvious impudence
an amused smirk as her head turns
but I could not help myself
to gaze so long
at this dark goddess
who stopped my world for a second
I could have followed
I should have spoke
But I was frozen
and one second later
she was gone

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