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:

The Human Heart

A heart is just a heart
The main vessel of life.
The beats - only natural;
Pumping the blood through us
Giving stability to be alive.
But unless the heart has an essence,
A reason to keep pumping
And circulating the source,
Then what is the purpose?
Until that reason appears on my doorstep,
Until my heart misses a beat
And until love surrounds me so completely
That a moment just isn’t anywhere near enough...
Until then...
My heart is just a heart
Beating naturally
Keeping me alive
But waiting for a reason....

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