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:


Life feels meaningless,
a sole friend of loneliness,
a forsaken heart of truthfulness,
spend my time in emptiness,
I do believe that,
its myself that I try to deceive,
the way to be relieved,
the place for me to receive,
love,care,just where,
my heart gets blare,
sayin life isn't fair,
n' as it seem to flare,
it gets back to blur,
quiet a coincidence,
to be full of innocence,
to be fair,
to be someone who cares,
does it need to be wrong,
or is it somehow strong,
its easy to sing that song,
repeatedly,just how long,
never thought this is where i should belong,
I've made a mistake,
this smile that i fake,
this life that i take,
no more piece of cake,
n' searchin for virtue,
thinkin of what I've been through,
i made up my mind,
no more love in my heart to find,
just more 'n' more black,
I'm blind,
need a life that cannot fit,
n' have a life I cannot quit,
I feel pain, i suffer,
heal me I need to recover,
pull me out I'm in fire,
I need more than a leaf clover,
its me that i need to discover,
I'm no more a lover

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