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:

Life's A Casino

Life sucks, then you die
Love is pain
I don’t know why
Hate is safe
Death is heaven
Roll the dice get lucky 7
Life’s a gamble, place your bets
Let’s see what comes of your life yet
Throw the dice, well never know
Who rolls high, and who rolls low
In the end we all loose
You give your life, but what’s the use?
To die is gain, to live is waste
It all depends on your taste
Try to end it, try to die
To find happiness you try to buy
Anything and everything nothing brings it closer
Death and disease are all we know
We try and try, but what’s to show?
So throw the dice in your hand
To see what you get
Because what’s the bet?
Your soul.

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