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:

Searching: Happiness

Its been a while since i felt euphoria.
In my Heart, In my Soul.
That little flicker of Joy
that jumps in your insides
like little bugs running around your body,
from your chest down to your stomach;
as if preparing for the rainy days to come!
But rainy days indeed has arrived
and stayed it did, not leaving.
Still,  like an uninvited guest.
"Don't rain on my parade" they said
but it seems that it has.
Flooded and drowned,
consumed my every existence .
And its still not stopping...

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