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:

There is a Passion

There is a passion for life
There is a love for living
A fire so strong that it melts away its own cliché…
And consumes a life…
This life however is not gone, it is far from gone
It is held up; it is brought into a new light
A light so bright it too burns away its own cliché…
And for years that fire will burn
The light may dim but it is forever fixed upon that single life
The life that fights
The life that struggles
The life that overcomes
Until there is only a moment
The moment when a single deep breath,
And a blink of an eye
Would orchestrate a realization
That an entire life’s work
Had come to fruition.
And in that moment the fire will spread
To a new life
And it will burn

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