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:

Lost in time

Pain is inevitable
Memory sticks strong
Steady in the future
But living  in the past
Try to crawl back
To make everything the same
Confused in a world where its hard to fit in
Drinking to forget hard to crack a real grin
Without faith and some confidence
In that place you will stay
With a heart full of pain
See your self your ashamed
a meaning less soul sit and wait to be saved
Until you get up
And you fight for some change
You fight and you fight cause you know in your head
Where your sitting on top and you rise once again

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