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 Truth

I have learned from lifes endeavors that the truth will set you free.
And regardless what the truth may be one will be free indeed.
With that said i feel lighter. My "small struggles" aren't quite.
I see now this battle i call life ain't      but a fist fight.
Time has really made me grow, I feel different, better, new.
There will be no more blaming or "he said she said", gossips garbage.
I need the truth.
And truthfully speaking
I miss you
I can't quit.
I know you know how bad i need you.
Our past is too potent,
but our future,
i'm hoping,
will be a chance to start over.
Let me please you.

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