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:

Chapter, Verse and Testament

I am Chapter
This life is crafted and predestined
Indelibly printed for all to read
But pages burn and eyesight fades
And permanence is just a ghost
I am Verse
A tuneless dirge that waxes and wanes
Growing more tiresome each time it is repeated
As soon forgotten as sung
Sounding hollow as silence forces it into submission
I am a Testament
With blood like dirt and piss;
Resolve forged in the heat of failure
Hammered on the anvil of defeat
Sharpened out of necessity and spite
I am a line
Drawn in the sand at the tide

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