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:

prodigy's downfall

Born amongst a crowd of ignorance,
pulled away from the cloud of infancy.
Seperated from those inferior,
compared to those thought to be superior.
Gifted with the gift of knowledge,
burdened with the burden of wisdom.
Saddened by the idiocracy of my parents,
distraught by this downfall of idealism.
Contemplate my existence,
disprove the actuality of theism.
Sitting beside no one but myself,
enjoying watching the sky fall.
Laughing at my perfect foresight,
sick maniacal sadist thoughts.
Brimstone rises through the concrete,
hellfire rains from above.
Mother earth begins to bleed,
one last time she crys for help.
But my ears,
now deaf from ignorance,
can't hear her cries.
No one's fault but my own,
couldn't turn away from hope,

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