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:

She Says I don't Know Pain!? (reposted)

You don’t know what it’s like ‘cause you’ve never fallen in love….[Too right...]
But I have sliced my cheek with a butcher’s knife,
I have had my eyelid bitten off by a dog,
I have had an accident with a heavy duty truck,
I have broken my knee after jumping off my skateboard [agony.pure agony.],
I have been decieved by friends and family...
Above all my parents died in a car crash…
Lost my granddad in the evil war…
My sister died of cancer
My brother… Suicide…
[Is this not pain!?]
I have tried to stay strong.
I am still living [so why can’t you!?]
Although I have ‘not’ been hurt…
I some how do know 'pain'.
I am living in the real world [I think...],
I didn’t fall in love by choice
‘cause love and life
is nothing but…

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