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:

2:58am and still in love

speak to me
i forget so easily,
i miss your voice once more...
i can see us
where all the other people see,
and believe love should be,
too far & too close
i feel you now in places
that forgot how to feel,
how dry are my vases
like sleeping faces
left in beds with dreams
that seemed so real,
speak again,
fill me up once more
with your wondrous voice
it's like the world is raining on just me
and these tears are hidden by the weather,
...the little things complete all the same
too much to miss, i wish them better...
in slow motion falling and never,
to ever
actually fall at all,
making no sense of
love, "where am i to go"
i've known no other comfort
i still awake to lighting storms
and pray to the clouds hovering
to carry you back as love so longs,
would you say as the thunder says
speak to me & i'll promise to never move

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