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:

Before the end.

I'm not a technological puppet.
Not a hand up my butt muppet.
I don't have time to be corrupted.
We all know that evil is conductive.
If we were good we'd give in.
No more greedy living.
There are reasons that we're sinning.
It's the beginning of the ending.
People stopped repenting.
Our souls need remending.
Our sin has started swimming,
but we don't even float.
When did we lose our hope?
Lord, send me a boat,
and I promise I won't gloat.
I'll even give up my coat,
and save a couple strangers
from all the coming dangers,
because we aren't power rangers.
We all need someone to save us.
I'm begging, Lord save me,
from who I've been lately.
Will I die? Maybe,
but that's the life that God gave me,
so he can come and take me.

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