poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

You Were Never There
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You were never there to wipe my tears
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You were never there to fight my fears
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You were never there to kiss me goodnight
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And we never got in a father daughter fight.
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You were never there to teach me how to tie my shoe
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You were never there to tell me “I Love You”
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You were never there to yell at me
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And all the pain and hurt you didn’t see
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You were never there to see me smile
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You were never there, how is your life worthwhile?
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How can you live knowing you have a daughter you never claimed?
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With all the broken-promises to call and visit on mom you blamed.
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But somehow I manage to love you anyways
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Because no matter what you’ll be my father forever and always
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And that is something I can never change!
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