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 Gathering

Hoping for a moment
When impossible is true
Waging wars with logic
Bathed in holy hue
Wielding only lunacy
The hunt has just begun
  "The prey we seek is heresy
it's time to have some fun!"
And when the cheers died down
A young man raised his hand
  "But sir, there are some things
I don't quite understand"
"So when we find our quarry
just what're we to do?"
  "We'll wash their minds of course
and give them life anew."
  "We've spoon fed them the truth
but what if they don't take?"
  "In special cases such as these
just burn them at the stake"
"This will be a testament
to heathens all around.
Without acceptance of the truth,
to hell your soul is bound!"
"And on the day that I do die
I'll peer from pearly gates
Upon that which I helped to save:
The great United States"
"I'll feel no shame nor pity
for deeds that I commit
knowing well that I was right
so says the holy writ"
On that note, they raised their cups
And made a solemn toast
  "Today, my friends, we do God's work!"
"To the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost."

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