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:


In the dead of night, she looked around.
Looked and listened.
She grimaced as the last cries of mortal pain reached her.
Pain and loss.
Then it fell unaturally still.
Still and silent.
The grass tinged with red.
Red and sorrow.
And the sky tainted murderous black.
Black and dark.
There had been no winners in this war.
War and torture.
There had been no joyous victory chant.
Chant nor smiles.
For her name was Victory,
And she had not acted.

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