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:

Haunted Hearts

His wilted love has died from the mark
pain left on him the night that the dark
ascended from Hell to trim the stark
seconds that lacked the moments to hark
to the prayer of Satan’s stilted bark.
Crying from all the lost minutes at hand
she bid an angel to close the land
of her hollowed mind and the pitiful strand
that dripped from her chest in a sorrowful band
and wrapped the coffin in which she spanned.
A fading marriage that had to die
as it was filled with the secret lie
of the wife’s sins and the blind sty
that fattened the diseased and piggish eye
of the husband’s job to cry.

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