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’d give you everything,
But all you’d want is more.
I’d forgive you,
But it’d be just like before.
I’d tell you I love you,
But would you even care?
But the thought of leaving you..
I cannot bear.
The promise I made,
I’m trying to keep..
I’m trying to ignore it,
But this time its cut too deep.
I hate everything we’ve become,
Why can’t you see?
It feels like you’re gone,
Though you’re right next to me.

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