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:

Another Tense Moment

A sweltering morning in the hot melting sun,
Another day in the desert heat has begun,
He doesn’t yet know what this day will bring
There could be calm or a mid morning sting.
He gazes out at this compound of sand,
So many days spent in this foreign land,
He thinks of his wife and his new baby boy,
Both fill his heart with such infinite joy.
His volunteerism has landed him here,
Defending the country that he holds so dear.
So the day starts for this brave young Marine,
Fighting an enemy that oft times is unseen.
He looks to the Lord to protect him this day,
Praying his buddies are kept from harm’s way,
Yet another tense moment in this soldier’s life,
Surrounded by chaos, uncertainty and strife.

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