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:

this prophet brings destruction

This silver spoon and golden worship has
left a sour taste in my mouth, I make
sardonic reference to a “modern man” moved
back so far.
If popular thought and simplistic view are
oh so right, then you should retreat back to
a more Earthly tone, and attempt
being wrong.
Pay close attention
as an open door to the
is truly rare
and rarely true.
Now stand back while I close down this
experiment gone awry
I would rather not breathe than
live in a fish bowl, Windex wiped every hour.
You’ll watch the sun fry,
Then go about your business.
I call only for balance.

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