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:

August Rain
RugbyChick

I’m standing on your front porch
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Counting tear- drops through the rain.
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The concrete is cold and hard
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Beneath my rubber soles
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I’m taken back to yesterday
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Those humid, summer nights,
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When I used to come and call on you
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To come and dream with me.
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     As star- dust blew between us
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     On a creaky, wooden terrace
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     We lost ourselves in rapture
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If only a knock would find you now
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I’d tap for every minute
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We used to lay awake in bed
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Floating in our sentiments.
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If I knew you would come running,
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I would tap for every hour
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We laughed until we cried
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I would knock to see you grin
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Through those sideways looking eyes
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To get lost within your passion
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And the life within your breath.
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I miss your airy words
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And the way we used to soar.
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I’m learning how to fly again
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In hopes I’ll make it back to you.
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As teardrops caress my fingertips
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And the rain beads down my face
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Your porch light becomes my beacon
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On the road to you I trace
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