poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Life Span
me

You're 10 years old,
 1
Your at the top of your game.
 2
Math ain't a problem,
 3
Readings an exploration
 4
Got no concerns of your own,
 5
So you read the troubles of others
 6
 
 
You're 10 years old,
 7
And you've got something to say.
 8
But whose listening?
 9
O whose listening now?
 10
 
 
You're 16 years old,
 11
You're at the top of you game,
 12
Living through high school,
 13
Uperclassman now.
 14
Driver's license in hand,
 15
And the whole world is open.
 16
 
 
You're 16 years old,
 17
And you've got something to say.
 18
But whose listening?
 19
O whose listening now?
 20
 
 
You're 18 years old,
 21
You're at the top of your game,
 22
Made the grades,
 23
Worked your hardest,
 24
Now you're Harvard-bound.
 25
 
 
You're 18 years,
 26
And you've got something to say.
 27
Are they listening yet?
 28
O are they listening yet?
 29
 
 
You're 25 years old,
 30
You're at the top of your game,
 31
College degree,
 32
New job,
 33
Girlfriend and apartment.
 34
Your ready to live
 35
The life you were promised.
 36
 
 
You're 25 years old,
 37
And you've got something to say.
 38
Are they listening yet?
 39
O are they listening  yet?
 40
 
 
You're 45 years old,
 41
And you've done it all before.
 42
Kids in school,
 43
Steady job,
 44
Life goes on.
 45
Just as it always has.
 46
 
 
You're 45 years old,
 47
Where did your passion go?
 48
They're listening now.
 49
 
 
You're 85 years old,
 50
And life goes past you day by day,
 51
You keep on living,
 52
But whats the point?
 53
 
 
You're 85 years old,
 54
You're ready to say,
 55
Your last goodbye.
 56
Can't regret the life you lived,
 57
For you can't see the end
 58
Of your tale.
 59

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