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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:


I don't want him to become another Rachel.
Someone that I cried about at night.
Someone that I hate to love.
Someone that lied to me.
I don't want him to become another Jesse.
Someone that left me like it was nothing.
Someone that joked about it afterwards.
Someone that I changed myself to impress.
I don't want him to leave me.
Because he saw the real me.

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