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:

vanity
ElegantWaste

She comes home from dying
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on Monday
 2
and softly,
 3
slightly,
 4
absolutely,
 5
she picks her way through the
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ash and the darkness
 7
so thick,
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it smothers her
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when she opens her mouth to scream
 10
and she only feels alive
 11
when she's bleeding.
 12
 
 
She shuts the door behind her
 13
and walks silently, deliberatly
 14
to look at the face of an angel
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but eventually
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size three became eleven
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and her breasts became a burden
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and then that angel fell.
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Her hand flies to her heart
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to feel something
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that isn't there
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her tongue grazes her throat
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to say something
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she doesn't want to hear.
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