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:


I scale the walls of society
Looking down to what I am leaving
A pair of eyes return my gaze
Blue and deep like the ocean
With burning intensity
I avert my gaze; returning to my climb
Now it is all too evident
The reason for this wall
To protect from the loneliness
That surely lies beyond
I stand at the top now
Looking back at those eyes
Still returning my gaze, with focused curiosity
I extend my arms as a crucifix
And fall into my fate, alone

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