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:


Have you ever found yourself stairing out a window?
You just wish it would all go away,
the pain that keeps you from standing,
the sorrow that keeps you awake.
Somewhere in that blank stare the connection is lost,
you are in a world where the truth is no longer true.
you are concealed in the shadows,
you hide your face from reality.
For a split second you can feel yourself start to smile,
but the rain continues to fall.
You awake from this wonderful world and all the pain and sorrow is back.
For every raindrop is worth 1,ooo tears

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