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:


why do i expect so much from you?
you see not what i need so badly, my dear
you see not what i am willing to give
to hear you just once say what i long to hear
to see just once a true emotion in your eyes
you tell me you are too far gone to be healed
your savior i cannot be, but hope i shall bring
your voice echos past life's of lies to many before
but every wound you inflict on my hope
i feel you grow stronger,your strength for mine
so maybe i am changing you, maybe you will heal
this desire inside me thrives with every cold lash i feel
why do i expect myself to be right?

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