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:

Security Blanket

The summer sun beats down
spotlighting the movement
of a tattered cloth,
blowing ever so slightly
in the winds of creativity
Stirring upon the fence line
the cloth sits patiently
for the right current of faith
to signal a revolution
A gust of air whittles through
gently nudging an escape
from the pins
that taper down its ends
Outstretching its force
an attempt is made
just to be suppressed
for another day
When the wind is stronger
And hopes are higher
The cloth sits patiently

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