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:


from up here it seems so peaceful
lights glowing like a flame filled with hope
storm clouds thick and gray with remorse
wind blowing my hair all over
rain drops hitting my face so cold and refreshing
the ledge so inviting
close my eyes, pitch black
I'll just lose my balance
I say over and over
heart beat speeds, ready to take the dive
think of it like an ocean
it hits me like a train
your promise to God
you've done every thing wrong but that
so I sit in darkness
letting my thoughts catch up with me
it makes me feel worse
but I've done one thing right

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