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:


you have put a loaded gun in the hands of a child.
you gave him false courage then drove him into the wild,
excuses replace memories and dry lakes tears,
broken skinned promises that fester and grow into fear.
exceptions for ever rule and loopholes for every law,
Justice, our silent champion looks on with a broken jaw.
this lifetime is nothing but a long painful strainful game.
how could you within your walls see that we both bleed the same?
poor men bleed not with their veins but with their worn souls,
as you drive me deeper into my lonely cold hole.
look in through these dark windows for insight into my kind,
you cant, as your gaze is set so high you might well go blind.
ambitions and greed drive us to take more than we need.
we hate those we envy, we want to see them bleed.
swing your sweet golden blade to bring be to justice
she'll say nothing, she will stare on in ignorant bliss.
I go cold as i feel my swing miss,
I've seen you in me and without you I cant exist
The flames inside me rage as you strip my honor
Ich liebe dich. Du bist miene sonne.
Ich kann ohne Sie nicht leben. es tut ich Leid
as soon as i left that day I already felt the need.
The one sided coin has fallen and so have i
that's why you only see tears and rage inside these eyes.

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