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:

Prelude to Disaster

As we break,
Break down these walls,
Worlds crash,
And we seek darkness as refuge.
We can build it up,
Up again,
But nothing will be the same.
We'll take the shame,
Point the finger,
Give it some blame,
And it won't be me.
It won't be me.
We'll rise again,
And again.
Kick us while we're down.
But we'll never stay.
We'll rise again,
And again.
We dream the dreams of ten thousand souls,
This burden is ours.
We bare these burdens,
The marks of our brothers.
We see you lost without reason.
We preach to you,
Our word,
Our saviors.
We'll find the demons that haunt your nights,
And slay them beyond the grave.
We avenge you.
A devil's death to right the wrongs that have always been done.
We avenge you.
We've been cast out,
Screamed at,
Spit on,
And brought back to start all over.
We'll rise again,
And again.
We'll never give up,
Never look back,
And never surrender.
We'll find the lies you have been fed,
And toss them to the ground.
Dream your dreams,
You can live again.
Grab your swords and stand at our sides.
We'll walk your dreams tonight.

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