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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Random Poem:

A Soul's Been Sold
redeemer

Life never seems
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quite that fair,
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leaving you with
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burdens to bear.
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A cross to carry,
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a hand to hold,
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at the end of wanting,
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a soul's been sold.
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And I'm in debt
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up to my ears.
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Hell has me
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for a thousand years.
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'Grin and bear it'
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is what I'm told
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It's all I can do
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since my soul's been sold.
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So if burdens in life
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were not enough,
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I'll get the chance
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to show my stuff.
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Given a cross to carry
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and a hand to hold,
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I'm stuck here wishing
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I hadn't sold my soul.
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