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:

heavy bed words

You lie there and say so many things
that burn into my cheeks and down
into my heart and guts
and those words remain there
as heavy and sedated
as we do now.
Engorged with words of passion,
I don't want to listen to
the squeak of distress
and future hurt
that sounds in my head.
Let me be sedated and devoured
and let those things come
after the good.
You are bad for me,
but in my gluttony,
I am worse.

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