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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

6 months to go now 6 months more

where his hands once lay now cold
where his lips once touched now dry
Where his heart once beat now motionless
Where his body once touched now forgotten
6 months apart
6 months to endure
2 weeks of happiness
Now 6 months more
praying all day
for safe return
Hoping all day
prayers are heard

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