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:

My Life Routine

All the obstacles I have to go through
Do I really deserve all this hate?
I’ve lost all my pride, all my dignity
I’m still here
But I don’t know why
Can somebody or something please tell me?
What can I turn to that can bring me back?
Bring me back to my old self
The laughing, happy, I love life self
What changed me?
I lost all my friends
My family doesn’t know
But would they even care?
They NEVER understand, they think I feel sorry for myself
I lost them all over an addiction
An addiction of making myself feel new, feel reborn
It’s in my blood but when it flows through my veins, it will be gone
And I think that I can start a new life
I try and explain but they NEVER understand
So I go and try again
I go back to MY LIFE ROUTINE

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