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:

What You Are To Me

At a restaurant your the five course meal
In a card game your the perfect deal
You are the sun on a cloudy day
The perfect word I want to say
You are the last act at the grandest show
The greatest secret I wanted to know
The highest score on the hardest test
A gold medal placed on a chest
The coolest prize in the crackerjack box
You are the key to all unlocable locks
The tallest building, the fastest car
A perfect sunset, the shineist star
To me you are an april shower
To me you are the prettiest flower
You are the directions when I am lost
You are an antique without a cost
You are a gift without a cause
The sweetest song without a pause
To sum it up what you are to me
Is the most beautiful thing I'll ever see

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