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:


have i changed you?
i see it too
these changes are clues
dashed and winding lines
on the treasure map of your soul
if i gave you a clue, i am proud
i have changed so much in this lifetime
in this month, in this week
all my life, the wind carries
scents of change, sweet and bitter
it's taken harshness, many words
much abuse and honesty
has fallen on these ears
has pushed and pulled me, everywhere
and if i have changed you
if you can now feel that
then i need you to accept the change
and go forward, look down at your map
so many people find a changer
so many find a changed
and many take just one
and live on that forever
but if you don't take changes
and find others to change
and to be changed by
then why change in the first place?
this philosophy
on friends and on love
is on enlightenment
is a path of growth
i'm always here
but not always with
because i too, continue to change

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