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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Broken Mirrors

The mirrors must be broken
Because this face cannot be me
The mirrors must be broken
I am not this face I see.
The reflection in the mirror
Is not who I am inside
The mirror must be broken
But what am I trying to hide?
Broken mirrors on every wall
Staring back at me
Broken mirrors on the wall
Showing me what I cannot be.
Broken mirrors are all I have
Reflecting pain and fear
Broken mirrors are my only friends
They’re the only comfort here.

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