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:

Along Came the Spider

Along came the Spider
And as He stalked among the flies
Spinning new webs of deception
Based on the cobwebs of confusion
That grip the flies in fright, mid-flight.
Along came the Spider
Reflected on millions of mirrored eyes
Wraping flies in lies
Finalized as the flies
Realize, to their surprise
That their demise
Lies within
The Spider's eyes
Along came the Spider
Like a can of
Carnivorous caviar
Conscience of cooperation
Creating conspiracies to
Cut and kill
Covertly the constricted
Catastrophically sentenced
To excommunication
From country men
And nation.
Along came the Spider
Leaving a wasteland
In Its wake
Selling excuses
To the nuisance
Hanging from His nooses.
Along came the Spider.

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