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:

I Won’t Lose You to Melancholy Armies

I Won’t Lose You to Melancholy Armies
By Uriah Lee Hamilton
In the fullness of time,
You will discover a perfect love
To redeem this life from sadness.
The days of emotional abuse
And calculated spiritual alienation
Have concluded.
Misleading intentions and false facades
Will cease to exact tears
And seasons of withering estrangement from life.
The harshness of fading hope
Will no longer propel you into arms
That do not genuinely cherish you.
God and the universe
Perceive these debilitating ordeals
And seek your protection.
Even in the winter of terrible thoughts,
There is a flower watching over you
With the fragrance of deliverance.
I have trust in a thousand deities
To return your child-like smile
That I knew from another lifetime.

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