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:

Hard Love

When the wind blows its gale
I feel its chill
When the rain pounds the Windows
I sit here, listening, still
When the clouds move their hands
I wait for a sign
When the storms cry their anger
I screech out with mine
When the sun appears, my heart skips a beat,
I cry and I yearn, when next will we meet?
For all of lifes offerings I will never understand
Why  God has dealt me this heartbreaking hand.
The wind, the rain, clouds and the sun,
the storm with its strength
And yet I have none

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