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:

Not good enough (edited)

Clear blue skies,
still warm air,
feelings of love
Clouds roll in,
tinged with grey,
first a shove 
Thunder crashes,
loud and close,
next a fist
Lightening strikes,
bright flashes,
fractured wrist
A cold change,
icy winds blow,
hiding bruises
Blizzard of snow,
mist closes in,
still making excuses
"it's my fault - i'm not good enough"

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