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:

Error Of Arrogance

What'ere tomorrow holds in store
Believe with all your soul
That your are Captain of your ship,
Commander of your fate.
E'en though you try to be so hard
It's not about control
Whether your perceptions' flawed
Is subject for debate
Perfection in it's human form
Will ever only be
Personified in He who bore
Our sins with silent love
Assuring with this sacrifice
The chance for you and me
To scream impotent epithets
For the "unfairness" of
This earthly life for which He paid
The ransom of His blood
So such as we would never have to bear
Through life alone
The burden of imagining that meager effort could
With wanton disregard undo what God has done.
So, while you strive to gain control
Until the end of days
I, content, submit my will
To He who bore my Cross.
If you would seek redemption,
Merely close your eyes and pray
Have Faith in Him and you will never be
Completely lost.
Jesus Believes in you!.

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