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:

Stopping Distance

Start the game, the rules are understood
It's all the same, the could, the should, the would
The path is clear and shown
The schedule's set in stone
Don't you know it's good and so well known
Shift the lane, the exit's coming soon
I'll ascertain, we're shooting for the moon
When you're in the zone
The eye of the cyclone
Don't you know monsoons are so well known
Open up the flower inside
Let your passion take a ride
It's only the only life you're living
So live it right
Don't you know persistance is the guide
Our stopping distance shrinks 'til we collide
My eyes inside will turn
Until the time you learn
Don't you know that I'm returning home
Don't you know that's good and so well known

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