poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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:

The Space Between
unknown

I'm not broken and I know it
 1
I'm not finished, dead or done
 2
but your shoulder was my shoulder
 3
and my mind is not made up
 4
 
 
i'm a seeker of abysses
 5
but not of mystery
 6
just the long and lightless drop
 7
and the poignant ending
 8
 
 
how dare you for being loving
 9
how dare me for being shy
 10
why, when I struggled to be free,
 11
did you fight to hold me tight?
 12
 
 
who are the girls I'm chasing
 13
they are nameless, faceless, obscure
 14
is it really worth the effort
 15
and why can't I be sure?
 16
 
 
slowly the resentment builds
 17
(the seed is in your heart)
 18
and the aching unfamiliarity
 19
has already begun to start
 20
 
 
I'm not broken and I know it
 21
the cracks crevasse as we pull apart
 22
but your shoulder was my home
 23
and your heart is still my heart
 24

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