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:

Endless Reassurance

Boundless ocean:
you are a loud  and powerful potion.
I giggle like a little girl.
Over sand and shell I fly.
our stroll
I cry.
You respond to me with laughter:
a welcoming voice.
My loyalty is automatic,
coming without conscious choice.
When I am with you
I enter a new life.
And forget all the hurt of my past world's strife
There are no arguements between us,
no choosing side.
Ocean, your power exceeds all,
but humbly you swallow
your pride.
Together we walk,
side by side.
Innocent wondering,
as I examine
your tide.

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