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:

Is this life?

A tender mind once young and free to become whatever it may be.
A gentle soul, a pure heart waiting in line to play a part.
A part that took on many roles,
and stole the dreams of broken goals.
Blinkered in the human race,
where nothing fits or has a place.
Days lead into months and years,
filling them with unspoken fears.
Nights of unrest through clouded vision,
from a world of cinisim.  
Worries heavy on the mind an inner peace yet to find.
Lost the carefree mind of youth,
broken in the search of truth.
A truth that is built on lies
and lives on once our body dies.

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