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 rain cloud sat quietly above the pure rose
She did not whimper...let alone cry to him..
but still stubornly he would not let one tiny drop of hope find its way into her mind
Her pettels slowly but passionately falling..onto the hard ground beneath her
But still he would not pour his affection or feelings onto this wilting roses dying body
The colour in her pettles mysteriously exchanging its red for a darker poison
And yet he does not notice but still mocks her for the pain he had put her through
Just before she completely fades...she reaches up so high...so far...fear in her mind...
for rejection stares her in the eye
Yet This time...He lets every ounce of love
pour from his heart...
And with just three red drops she stands tall and beautifully once again...

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