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:

Dazed Decent

I silently knelt on the balls of my feet
Bent in bath water half an inch deep
Soaked locks hung as I listened to the leak
Of Seconds down the drain and time decreased
Hunched like an animal beaten and scarred
I thought with a shudder about who we all are
While hot shower remnants ran down my skin
A dazed self took the moment right in
And began to write in my head
A ripple of words that have
and have not been said
Some in rythm
Others in ryhme
Wondered..Will anothers mind ever read mine?
Like I  in the library with thirst
Trying to grasp onto some of this earth
For all in nature seams solid and real
I find it's life that gets harder to feel
And with precious time so quickly passing
My passions have but a second for grasping

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