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:

The World Of The Unknown

This great question,
Of heaven and hell,
Who will be the one,
To come back and tell.
Why not end this saga,
And live a life without denial,
Before your sentenced to death,
And upon heavens trial.
What if your not accepted,
And God shuts the gate,
Where will you go then?
Who will decide your fate?
I wonder what it’s like,
In the world above the sky,
They tell us its like heaven,
But what if that’s a lie?
To unveil the truth,
Would defy the purpose,
Of living a life,
On this surface.
It’s the excitement of the potential,
That this unknown world may hold,
And whether it’s brilliant story,
Will ever be told.
Forever and a day,
It’ll bring a smile to my face,
To think about what goes on,
In this unknown place.

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