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:

A Life Time

Crisp cold air causes my body to stay still.  
Staring at myself,  
eyes shut tight.  
My mind starts fading away,  
though it stopped, turned around,  
then looked at me to say,  
"It feels like we have been here before"  
A breeze presses my back.  
The skin tightens around my neck.  
I have no vision,  
yet my surrounding is not black.  
Never have i felt so good,  
though i am to weak  to move.  
My beard has grown thin,  
my face is now smooth,  
im losing touch.  
I cant explain,  
my senses and knowledge  
are all being drained.  
Embraced by silence,  
the abcents of mind.
Everything happens for a reason.
Though I'll never know why.

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