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 Impact

I wanted to come here,
To say goodbye,
There are so many here, I cannot see you.
Everyone is here for you,
You made such an impact.
But, you took that impact and it ended you.
It is so cold in this dreadful place,
But i feel so warm,
I'm burning up.
Goodbye goes through my head
But, it doesn't seem real,
It doesn't seem right.
When you're up there remember us,
I'm sure you will.
I'm looking around at these people,
I don't know any of them,
I look at their faces -
See the pain in their eyes,
The pain they feel - for you are gone.
I would do anything for you to be back,
Not for me, for all of these people sat here,
Stood there,
Wailing in pain for you.
Everyone is full
Full of if only's
If only this, if only that.
What if this..........
There's no point in that now.
I try to sing so loud,
So loud that I cannot think,
It's hard.
How can we sing?
Please remember them,
Please remember us,
Please remember we love you,
We always have,
Always will,
Will never stop,
Thinking of you every day.
All our love.

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