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:

Betrayal of the storm

The skies turn dark and gray
The clouds move closer and closer
A dark shadow forms over me
The rain drops slowly to the ground
Faster and faster it falls
There’s no way of controlling it
I stand-alone in the middle
Standing in the middle of this dark dark night
Can’t see a thing around me
Then a giant flash of light
I stand there calm and still
My eyes fill with water the world becomes blurry
The skies roar the beating of a deadly night
Darkness falls back a-pon me
A bright streak of light shine in the night
A figure stands in front of me
Then the night goes dark again
The deadly beating continues
Louder and harder
The figure I once saw in the light is gone now
The drops slowly stop
The deadly beating is silenced
The clouds break apart
The light shines through
The figure I saw in that dark dark night
Was the figure of the one I hate the one no one loves.
It was my own shadow to betray me once again.

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