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:

There is a Man

There is a man that holds my heart
in the palm of his hand,
I love him with such deepness
I don't think he’d understand,
There is a part of my soul
that only he can fill,
He has the key to my heart,
and keeps it with such skill
My emotions are like wildfire
trapped inside a glass,
They burn inside of me always
it seems they never pass,
There is no one else that touches me
in the way he does,
I looked for so long that I’d
forgotten who I was,
He found a part of me
that was hidden deep inside,
And now I will forever
be his with love and pride.
And now I will give my heart
with a love so pure and true,
And now I will tell my love
that there isn’t anyone but you.

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