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:

new year

happy new year
death is here
11pm you scream and cry
moan and whine
no one cares that you want to die
11:15pm you feel the same
flashing,imminent  death
the unbearable shame
11:30 nearly there
feelings flood
cut for the blood
now grab the chair
11:45 find the rope
tie it to the rotten bedsits shadeless light
this is the end, no hope
12pm the hour is upon us
kick the chair
the rope strings up
oh shit, oh shite
on the clocks deadly strike...
...the rope snaps

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