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:

One Forgotten

I wonder what I would see
If I ever saw my own funeral.
Will there be people whom I met
Or Will it be empty, without friends?
I wonder what I would hear
when they talk about me.
Will I be one of the cherished ones?
Or one who is best forgotten?
I was both, yet none.
Improper was I, but helpful.
I was the one who help all;
But never saw The Truth.
I was a cold one in a warm heart;
A cold stone replaced what was
once a place of misery.
Guilt, Remorse, Hate, Love
None do I ever felt.
Just a small stab of pain, and
The Artic in the Gut.
Alone, unheard, unthought, unseen.
I Am The One Forgotten.

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