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:

your other self

He'd hate you (like I can't)
if he knew
How u look at me now
How cold you grew
He'd never believe
How u asked me to leave
No good reason
No proper explaination
He was warm.
He meant the promises he made.
If I could just get through to him
Even just a glimpse
He'd know
He'd know by looking at me
He'd recognise it straight away
He'd look beneath and see the pain you have caused.
The utter carnage of my heart.
He'd hate you (I just can't)
For what you've done to me.
You'd hate you- for what you did to me.

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