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:

Playing the Flip Side of Love
sybarite

After falling
 1
and cracking your shell
 2
one too many times,
 3
you begin to shy
 4
from edges, keep cliffs
 5
at a distance.
 6
 
 
So full of holes
 7
from cupid's arrows,
 8
advances,
 9
pointed glances,
 10
pass right through.
 11
 
 
All this lollipop talk
 12
of dancing in flames
 13
candy coating licked clean
 14
reveals the stick:
 15
Play with fire, get burned.
 16
 
 
Keeping
 17
an arm's length,
 18
frost forms
 19
over your soft spots.
 20
 
 
You take to the glacier,
 21
wrapped in a flag of
 22
independence
 23
concealing the truth
 24
that you're simply
 25
 
 
sca(r)red.
 26

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