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:

Mother Earth

What was it like at it's birth?
Lands of trees
And vast choppy seas
Dinosaurs roamed
This was their home
It's our...Mother Earth, Mother Earth
What has it all come to?
Killing for food
It's all so crude
Hunters slay
And dolphins can't play
Betrayed our...Mother Earth, Mother Earth
Why dont we wake up?
We go off to war
Like our Mother's a wh*re
Man to the slaughter
Mother and daughter
Killing our...Mother Earth, Mother Earth
When will we realise the end?
Animals extinct
Because humans don't think
We all live in disgrace
The entire human race
Save our...Mother Earth, Mother Earth.

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