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:

Alone
Thrax

I scale the walls of society
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Looking down to what I am leaving
 2
A pair of eyes return my gaze
 3
Blue and deep like the ocean
 4
With burning intensity
 5
 
 
I avert my gaze; returning to my climb
 6
Now it is all too evident
 7
The reason for this wall
 8
To protect from the loneliness
 9
That surely lies beyond
 10
 
 
I stand at the top now
 11
Looking back at those eyes
 12
Still returning my gaze, with focused curiosity
 13
I extend my arms as a crucifix
 14
And fall into my fate, alone
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