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:


Be it physical or mental,
the result is always the same.
For everyone and everything,
has its own full quota of pain.
The reaction however is different,
from each person to the next.
For some it is the enemy,
to fight from birth to death.
But there is however the person
who appears to have no pain!
But for him it lasts forever without
a single refrain.
For him it is not mental,
nor physical in form.
For him it is just a burden of a
soul that has been torn.
The retrogation of his mind,
body and his soul.
Only makes it harder to renovate the whole.
To see if hope can germinate,
despite the barren soil.
The only option open now
is to work,
and sweat,
and toil.
The burden has not lessened,
nor changed in shape or form.
But seen in the dawns new morning light,
an enemy is born.

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