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:

Bring On The Rain

If ever there were an ocean to separate us,
cold with a neverending deep
and raging with waves of fury,
I would swim it, driven only by your love
If ever a storm were to come and pour its rain over us,
snarl at us with it's menacing roll,
and strike at us with bolts of fury,
I would wrestle those clouds out of the sky
and let the light of love shine down on us again
If ever an earthquake split the earth between us,
I would leap knowing that the wings of our love would carry me over
With your love, I can do the impossible
and with our love,we can cross any ocean that comes between us, weather any storm that threatens us, and overcome any obstacles that stand in our way. So bring on the rain because our love will last an eternity.

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