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:

Your Stories Tear At Me

circumstances and axioms.
self-evident truths and beguiled lies.
these things are purely consequential
based on some form of happenstance and ribaldry
(name any of your nights)
i could bend reality, to meet my expectations
it is pliable and soft, cautious of my touch
lying there, clothes strewn about
seeing that crazed look
like a smile about to form
and rip apart the animal
some Chimera or Dragon
or maybe something Earth-bound
and real. i could be a better guy though,
not the battle weary warrior, but your guy
and know: i would never unduly canonize you
or patronize you without reason
after all, i would hope
that i would simply be
and you would finally be happy

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