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:


Spinning around in utter confusion.
Suffocated by the mere presence of disaster.
My head is clogged with too many thoughts,
And my mind is incapable of focus.
Here to there.  Now to then.  
Backwards and then forwards.
I don’t know what to do.
I look to you, to your almighty glory
Oh Lord of my life and God of my heart
For I am your lost lamb
And You, my Shepard.
And as far as I venture from the herd,
You will not lose me.
In your glory, no one is ever lost.

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