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:

ancient ruins speak softly

now that you have seen the end of an era, please god, dont let them know the true meaning of this, for im afraid they might read into it and see nothing but ugliness staring down at them. O love of mine, this was the sweetest thing you could have given, the darkest october and the warmest december. but now you want it all back becuase you found another trivial pursuit of happiness, in the face of defeat you pulled a victory, in the face of fear you pulled bravery, in the face of death, you pulled a gun and took care of us.

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