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:

Wake This Life

Wake this life
This Life, hate pushed me to live
A sinful life of sex and drugs.
Full of rage is heaven above.
Wake This Life
The life that I never lived
Something that I want to give,
Provide me with meaning and good
Erase the sin, I so easily create.
Filled with joyous tears,
I await to see hell's gates.
Wake This Life
So I may see the soul you've given me
To find my place with you today
And succeed the journey of yesterday.
Wake This life
So to see your humble face
Oh shall I be in your glorious grace.
A sinful life of misery
This life that I gave to you
My heavenly father, for eternity.
Wake this life…

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