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:

Footprints
majan

If forever ends today,
 1
if tomorrow never comes,
 2
is your life a life well lived enough
 3
for you to be
 4
not to be
 5
scared to die?
 6
 
 
If the hand of time rewinds,
 7
if you can undo what has been done,
 8
where would you start
 9
if you have a chance?
 10
(... but you know you dont
 11
so do i)
 12
 
 
i am in no position
 13
to question...
 14
 
 
your footprints on this bitch of a life
 15
anyway
 16
there's dirt and smudge
 17
on everybody's face
 18
and i'm as ashamed and as scared
 19
of hell as you are
 20
 
 
we'll all come
 21
to be six feet underground
 22
become a name on a stone
 23
in a silent crowd
 24
all who just might pass through
 25
without a clue til everything's
 26
gone and done.
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