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:

Morphine Kisses (song)

Your morphine kisses take the pain away
Still I can't help but feel afraid
Your morphine isn't here to stay.
I need morphine kisses on my lips
I cannot breathe without this fix
All I need is one more kiss
And then I swear I'm done with this.
Chorus: Morphine kisses on your lips
Frigid frozen finger tips
I remember nights like this
With morphine kisses on our lips
Feeling naughty, feeling nice
Fingertips as cold as ice
My self-sufficient sacrifice.
I feel the tremors up my spine
I feel your hand slip out of mine
I beg of you, just one more time
Just one more hit and I'll be fine.
These morphine kisses aren't for me
Just go to her and you will see
That I've already over-d'ed
Breathing's a technicality.
Morphine kisses on your lips
Frigid frozen finger tips
I cannot sleep on nights like this
With morphine kisses on her lips.

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