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:


What is the life span of a lie
the things people say
and the things they don't-
do they even realize how
far these things,
these words,
these promises- broken,
reverberate in our lives.
Souls left searching for answers- truths,
they couldn't,
or wouldn't,
How sick they must be
living with such a deadly disease
spreading it like wild fire- until
until there is nothing left
ashes, ashes...
and a lie.

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