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:

Truth and Lies

Truth and lies
what is the difference
between the two?
Both hurt, both destroys,
yet, truth is right -
lies are wrong.
Lies bring tears so do truth.
Truth bring laughter so do lies.
Lies brings pain - truth brings wounds
Both soothes, both heals,
yet, one is good -
one is bad.
Truth mask lies -
lies disguise truth.
Hand and hand
goes truth and lies,
yet, one acquires heaven -
the other hell.

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