poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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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:

Rewriting Dreams
dmartin

Don't act like you made it so easy on me,
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Like you laid an empty body in my hands.
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I am not a doctor!
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I would never mend you even if i were.
 4
You're writing an unfair story,
 5
Simply one-sided, wrecklessly left abandoned.
 6
You're writing the words they whisper in your head,
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What about the ones I whispered in your ear?
 8
The words that were warmed by that december fire.
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Here we are, arguing over feelings we know exist
 10
Just as everyone else does, but those words are left homeless.
 11
I now lay on the ceiling, drifting away in the sad songs,
 12
Conforming to the cliche' words to make me feel alright.
 13
I wish i could turn off my dreams the same as I do tv.
 14
But how can I, I can't even turn off your words in my head.
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And here I am, now writing the one-sided story.
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But it's my side, and I am becoming that selfish,
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So selfish I am forgetting every word you said,
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except for goodbye.
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