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:


I see her smile
I hear her laughter
But all is miles away.
I feel her warmth, her kindness
But never, close will I get
In the end the closeness is further
She may be here, but her heart, there
What reason I have, to define her?
She, who helped me become
She, who brought me up
She, who stayed my rock
But I am never there
No, never there
For I am not Right
A friend? An aquaintence?
A colleague?
Non, I am. Just someone.
Faceless, that is what I am.
A Person with no Being
A Body with no Soul
For the Soul was stolen
When she chose.
For those who feel the hard rock in the heart, no matter what the time.

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