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:

"One Day at a Time"

You asked for words, I grasped for meanings
Faltered- submerged-  morassed in gleanings
Caressed not held, at best. Compelled-
To struggle against surrender
To the abyss of the pretender
Who promises peace after submission.
Simply cease without contrition.
A song of laughter warms my heart,
The coldness after, not her, apart..
This world, myself, aliens. Other
No words else salient save  Mother
Healing wounds old but ever bleeding
Whispering to the soul, feeding, leading
Firming my path to the place of Grace.

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