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:

I am the sun, my love is the light i shine on all

I am and I was forever,
constant stressing sea within myself
I am
and I will be your past
timeless as is time itself
for the truth of worth i shine for all
a hope from you
a gleam from me
true faith is seen
all the day i am
my reason is meant for all
i can not start over
nor can i end
for all relies on me
and my friends
and we all need the one
and the one needs us all
to need the one
i am pulled in every direction
i am the sun
someone wrote about a dream that recently came true in my life
and subsuquntely as it happened
deleted all of their work
and left out of my life
and no matter how mad i get
im left to realize one thing
i love
~la crux

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