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Hey - 06/11/2018
by V. Blake

I hope you're having a good day.

You're an excellent writer. Keep on doin' what you're doin'.

Everything is Broken - 02/06/2018
by V. Blake

As I write this, I don't actually know if it will post successfully. Let's see.

Sorry to report that the owner of this website has abandoned it. We owe him eternal gratitude for all the work that went into building it in the first place, and for continuing to foot the bill that keeps it online at all. That said: we apologize for the bugs, but there's nothing we can do to fix them.

Keep steady backups of your poetry. And everything else--that's just practical advice for a digital world.

In case you didn't realize, private messaging does not work. Your messages are not reaching their recipients.

The moderators can pick poems of the day. That's about it for our powers.

I am sorry. Site errors will prevent me from making you a member. I promise that we'd have welcomed you to this community if we could.


I guess that's it. Hope you're having a good day.

The Pathetic Book of Poetry - 04/08/2014
by V. Blake

Our very own Jody Pratt was cool enough to put together a book of poetry using submissions from Pathetic members. Read more about it in the forums--you can even just click this link if you're feeling lazy, so no excuses.

Thanks go out to Jody for his efforts and to everyone who submitted their work to make it possible. Go get yourself a copy!

New Server - 08/03/2013
by Gavin M Roy

The site has been moved to a new server which should address the ongoing login issues for the past week or so.

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Poem of the Day for 08/21/18

Lessons Repeated Until Learned
by Alicia Vann

My face is wrapped
But the bruising pains through
I whistle a happy tune
Through broken teeth.
Faking it.
Taking it to the next level
Where I pretend not to care.
If I dare to stand,
Please let me understand
Why I choose to live amongst
The weakest forms of me.
It’s not your fault
I chose this place
And this time.
I could have walked away,
But I wanted to be stronger.
Failing is better
Then giving up, after all.
I can’t be bitter
Its an error in me.
I’d make the same choice
Time and time again.
Wrapping and rewrapping.
The trappings of my soul.
I’ll learn someday
Repeat the question
Repeat the response.
One Day.
It will be different.
A slight change will open
Will increase the range
Of escape.
And I will walk free
Leaving the weakest me


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