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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Broken
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I see her smile
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I hear her laughter
 2
But all is miles away.
 3
 
 
I feel her warmth, her kindness
 4
But never, close will I get
 5
 
 
In the end the closeness is further
 6
She may be here, but her heart, there
 7
What reason I have, to define her?
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She, who helped me become
 9
She, who brought me up
 10
She, who stayed my rock
 11
 
 
But I am never there
 12
No, never there
 13
For I am not Right
 14
 
 
A friend? An aquaintence?
 15
A colleague?
 16
Non, I am. Just someone.
 17
Faceless, that is what I am.
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A Person with no Being
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A Body with no Soul
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For the Soul was stolen
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When she chose.
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Broken.
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For those who feel the hard rock in the heart, no matter what the time.
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