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:

Old woman

We will die.
It is not a matter of ‘if’, but a certainty
Human kind will not wake
before its too late
They will be dangling on their last strings
blaming everyone else for not seeing
the demise they collectively caused.
Every time I wake
I remember this future
as one remembers the past
and I know that my life is indeed a waste
It’s a good thing I’m not alone
because I feel bad for feeling bad
when someone feels bad when I do.
So I believe I can make a difference
because a god gave me this friend
to remind me why I try.

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