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:

Don't Wait Until It's Too Late

People only notice you after you die
That's when they decide to cry
They keep asking themselves why
They didn't get to say goodbye
Why do they shed tears
They didn't bother to pay attention last year
When you were still near
They should've been with you when you were here
They give you flowers now that you are dead
They should've given them to you alive instead
How do you enjoy your flowers on your death bed
They just crinkle and die above your head
My message I'm trying to state
Is simply for you to not wait
For the day when you realize it's too late
To tell a loved one....They are great

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