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:


NEVER MADE IT............................a blind man's prayer
whenever i look towards the sky,
i can feel your your radiant smile spreading it's wings
around the heavenly dark skies
it doesn't bother me why i never made it so high in life
i couldn't be a wise man for i never had the sense and humour
i couldn't preach god cause i had no hope
i couldn't feel the sun for i was so lost in my drems
now im here all by myself waiting for a new beginning,
waiting for someone to show me the way
all i my life i have carried over my thoughts
i couldn't raise a family cause no one would want me
i feel so lost, that i no longer need to see where im going
it's surely not home where im headed
for my eyes are so tired that i can never see the world

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