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:

Time With You

I spend so much time with you,
your being has infected my life.
I eat, drink, think, act as you,
so how could I leave you behind?
You wonder why I've changed so much
when, from it, I have nothing to gain;
by being more like you
I'm pushing you away.
I don't know how else to live,
I feel so bare inside.
As if I've lost my identity
and now personifying my pain.
You've had enough of this,
you walk away with pride.
You've finally pushed me away
but I can't leave you behind.

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