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:

pin striped pants

In a world of thought
A woman
   ades me, and quickly
adapts with ease.
No choice but to accept
her  sh
           llow needs,
lofted pleasure assumes
its poor notes accordingly.
Imploring her gratitude,
my hands lay wounded at my sides    
for reaching into her darkness.
As she whispers the words,
"I love you" they fly
off slamming walls
back and forth in my head.
Its so easy
to endure
besides the fact
its been
so difficult
to control.
I keep pace, and
watch her eyes roll heavenly
back into her rotten confines.
I may finally change due to
her thought provoking destructing
trends and churn her with
my reasons for not giving in.

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