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:

What a Glorious Day

The buzz becomes clear...
And the endless twang begins... again...
My mind slowly wakes... again...
My body does not... again...
This idleness comforts my limbs.
Makes it so I just can't move forward.
Yet... this World is screaming at me.
Like a horrible hurricane
Foiling my happiness again;
With problems to take me by surprise
That I have - have - to toil with.
My body still doesn't budge... go figure.
Then to think about the best days,
And that smile comes to my face to say
"I can bear another day.
That which I am always shining for:
What would do for another good day?"

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