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:

the american dream

thousands of faces
of crimson tides
awash the masses
can never run and hide
the american dream
"livin' it out"
speak of the devil
its what its about
feel an ash-soaked breeze
shake the empire of nyc
blinded mice scattered throughout
the corridors
of a newfound doubt
obscene horrors
independence freedom sings
a resounding echo
tossed in the recycle bin
screams of woe
become a dull din

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