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:

let there be a life!

In tears i write as she sleeps,
Happily and the price i pay my life,
Death has not been kind enough to let me die,
And life not cruel enough to let me live.
I, being away from her yet live,
Alive and just alive,
Nothing more to loose,
Merely death to choose,
God, and it’s his failure as well,
Failure, to let prevail true enough a love,
If the beatings of my heart can’t say,
Let its stopping atleast convey,
That hindrance the breath has stopped,
And it stopped as it had no one else to breathe for.
While i rest, do let her know my wish at death,
“Let there be a life and only if it be with her!”

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