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:

My personal feelings

The rain softly pounds against the window panes,
but will those drops wash away my hearts stains?
the wound won´t heal,it throbs and pains.
All those windswept lanes,
they can tell a story of joy and beauty,
but it seems also they have another duty-to remember us about the evils of life:
and death.
One day my life will end,
but it is already on upend,
I wish to God for merccy to send,
in a parcel to me,in form of death.
Liberation,what a sweet word!
I could never appreciate its thorough and full meaning
its as if all beauty and nature had turned to charcoal and is steaming,
I am unable to gather strength from it,
and stand,heart-broken,willess-gleaning

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