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:

Veering Cry

I, a crystal fitting, growing, blending,
shattered now – is this all I am here for?
Debating, defending, apprehending,
crying for survival, will there be more?
I, dreamt for content,
vexed to my own soul,
should I just repent?
What does make this role?
I, lost sheep missing from its fellow kind,
Will my pursuit go on beyond this life?
Fit in, rebel or lead to noble mind?
Is it ceaseless, or temporary, on a shelf?
I, now veering, sought my stable ground,
Love, Hope, Faith and Peace, for all Forgiveness.
The Truth is here for bounty still surrounds.
Found! I will profess of this love's greatness.

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