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:

The Creed of A Broken Wing

Too late for any dumb excuse,
Crying is no use.
Too confused is what I am,
Wondering where to run.
Too weak to face it all,
Oh! how could I fall.
Trying to leave it all behind,
Trying to grasp on every hope I find.
Too dumbfounded,
Feeling so helpless and unaided.
To whom could I seek solace,
Is there any answer to this mess?
Rescuing the real me inside,
Releasing the misery I hide.
But never shall I confide,
The mistress of antagony inside.
Never shall you know,
Never shall my tears flow.
Blood of my being,
The creed of a broken wing.

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