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:

De vs Con ...struction

An invisible war
upon all are forced
to engage in a form of destruction
love and hate are destined to argue
even justice will turn to no distraction
but claim all, forever mark you
An invisible war, I say!!
upon all are forced
just like a ghost of no friendly business
evil creeps behind to find a victim
pay attention or you’ll fail to witness
the evil side of this material system
An invisible war…
upon all are forced play
look on an apple,
and conclude there was a tree…
good and evil have there fruits
both of (struction) the same roots
few letters make up its final course

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