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:

The Prophetical Eye of Dreams

The strength of a childs' spirit,
nourished with his fathers love
and sempiternal compassion,
shall overcome the darkness of malice--
imparted during the agony of subversion
initiated with the sins of the mother.
He shall awaken from illusion--
embracing the pillar of his heart
he shall pass judgement upon himself
and forgive his spirits' dismal rancor;
ridding himself of guilt, melancholy, and regret.  
And with the dreamers sword
he shall ravage his earthly thoughts,
severing their bonds of wrought iron--
setting free the absolute chaos of his spirit
to begin understanding the enigmas of man
stemmed from the most fundamental of truths.  
"There is beauty in that which is the most foul;
wickedness resides in that which pleases the naked eye--
There is no soul upon this earth whose eyes are open;
they can not see my virtues or the glory of my strength."

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