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:


There was a time that I once cared to know
the reasons people choose to stray from grace;
How wickedness could walk its path into
and overthrow kind courage from its place.
Throughout this time no peace was redolent,
yet eager lust was ever on parade;
Dignified senses smacked irrelevant  
for vesting hope; A silly child's charade.
It was a time for weeping, I admit,
though I spared no ardor for noble grief.
Instead giving my powers to submit
the heart rather to oily pride, than broken down belief.
In machinations overwrought, humming at high speed;
bereft of love's humility, content to gestate in its need.

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