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:

WHY NOT LOVE?!?
Greg

The harder my stare,
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the louder the laughter.
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hysterical laughter.
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rasping, taunting up at me,
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glancing insult off my
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illuminated frown.
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Where are those
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words, if you care to
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call them such --
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perfumed, dripping of it
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the self-proclaimed perfection
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in my head,
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but now hide cowardly
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behind anger, ego,
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anything.
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"Won't you come
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out to play?" I ask-
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sickening, those words.
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Only silence responds,
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and my stare
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lights my frown.
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