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:


For a long, long time I was lonely,
isolated in a world with just me.
So I got down and prayed to God
to please end my misery.
Then one day when I was not looking,
an angel came out of the blue
and embraced me with love and affection
and said that my sad days were through.
Now every morning I wake up smiling.
The sun shining down on my face
and I thank the Good Lord for sending
My Angel, my saving grace.

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