poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

Hospice Voyagers
Isabelle5

We watch them growing
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transparent day by day,
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as if their blood has gone;
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a light comes from within,
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in touch with a beyond
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we cannot see.
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Their dreams are made
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of voyages and memories,
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putting the last pieces into place
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so they can sail free of earthly cares,
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leaving their bodies behind
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to mind the business of
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shutting down the broken machine,
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no longer needed.
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We grow silent as the grave
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as their breathing comes
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in fits and starts, as if
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a clock is running down.
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Lying stilll,
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growing cold,
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finally free,
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one second here,
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next second, there.
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