poetry critical

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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:

A match not made in heaven

I talk to him,
the young christian soldier
fighting for his faith
yet knowing nothing
of barbaric histories,
written in the name of his God
He struggles with defining
the identity of his own spirit,
believes his religion
to be chosen for men
by his one and only God.
It's a liberty,
blatant in provoking
pagan outrage.
The saviour's birthday, stolen
from earthly yule.
The old religion still survives,
yet fights not, harms none.
Earth lovers who revere in worship
their moon, stars and sun,
loving nature's manifestation
of the Mother Goddess.
I tell him to ask his God
to explain his chosen religion,
the persecution of innocents,
and of all the blood shed.
I ask him to justify how entry to heaven
is subject to single minded beliefs.
He looks at me sadly,
tells me Jesus loves me
and that he will pray
that I come right in the end.
I tell him, I am a witch,
daughter of the earth,
and I too, will pray for him.

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