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:

Love Letter

Furred by time.
Blotted into lies font.
I read again tainted truths
from her last love letter
coloured palomino when I wept.
Stale in sentiment
and musty Gucci.
Pressed upon paper
I kiss the remnants
of her lips tattoo.
Which faded with love
now only shining
In tears,
noir snapshots,
and peeled alkaline.
I loved thee
so much I hated me.
Soiling my purity
that night on the floor with me.
By embers glow
your love for me faded.
I probably smiled as I slept
and you wrote me this letter.
Watching me dream as you wept.
Its time to let go of you
So I can grasp the void.
Lay on the floor where we used too
Burn your letters,
and smile at the embers of my dream,
fall asleep clutching a letter I’ll write you
‘Cathy spread me with the ashes of our love’.

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