poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

To you I promise
unknown

Skipping lines to control my head
 1
Jumping images past random beliefs
 2
Always going back to nicknames for a cheap special smile
 3
Yet nick always drags along the profanity fucker
 4
Damn I shouldn’t have said that, yet another apology
 5
Lets add it to the ever expanding list.
 6
I just need to mean the words I say NOW
 7
 
 
Only you are given the sincerity I predominantly lie about
 8
 
 
Yellow memories skewer my mental status
 9
Words I pray to take back yet swallow the unforgiving jokes
 10
Hiding orbital leakage behind anaphylactic shock
 11
Only spelling profanity correctly
 12
At the drop of a hate, upon my knees I bage to you
 13
I shit my pants, tears and forgiveness poor out of me
 14
 
 
Late hour fornication
 15
Staining the sheets with oil based chemicals
 16
Extremely soiled pink, blue and green memories
 17
Housing millions of solders dedicated to vaginal destruction and annihilation
 18
Whispering fowl words throw hypoxic breaths
 19
Reaching tachycardia with a blissful glassine
 20
Yet just to hide the evidence in dirty laundry
 21
Crashing into sleep with a near bradycardia heart beat
 22
 
 
A vow of words I swear to you,
 23
Not the person sleeping in your bed but to you your very soul
 24
In biblical definition I spell these words to you correctly
 25
Without hesitation or dissention
 26
I swear something to you, only you will receive
 27
The heart that beats inside my chest
 28
This soul that resides in my very body
 29
I place inside your vary hands, for you to do with as you please
 30
I promise you my very love
 31
Till the day that death receives my soul
 32
I promise you the best I can
 33

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