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:


Neverland’s lost its magic.
Not yesterday, or last week,
but just…over time.
I couldn’t pinpoint it for you
or mark a date on the calendar
to say when it all began.
It’s just one of those things
I took for granted all these years,
and now, looking back, it’s different.
Wendy came home, and the jungle died.
The lost boys were found, and Peter,
he grew up, and so did I,
and I just can’t muster up
enough happy thoughts
to fly me so far,
to fly me to the second star to the right
and on till dawn,
to a Neverland that has slowly ceased to exist.

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