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:


I’d smile and I’d like to pretend
That I’ll someday see you again.
But I know the brutal truth
That I’m slipping away from view
She scathes some sorrowful secret,
Roaring red rings-out regret.
Living in infinite:
She’ll stay beautiful forever to me.
I’ll endure hell crossed path,
I’d have died on rattled train tracks:
Over one hundred thousand miles
For a secretive Chelsea Smile.
Joys and pain, death eradicates.
And though crimson will be washed away
Love will never fade.
My hands reach out to hold
But there’s nothing to grasp on my own
I smiled and I wished it pretend

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