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:


Now I have to do something,
I know im going to regret.
Im going to lose someone I love,
someone I will have to forget.
Im going to have to say a word,
that's gonna make me cry.
A word im really gonna hate,
so here it goes goodbye.
Goodbye to all the good times,
all the times you made me smile.
I just need to think,
to be alone for a while.
Im sorry for doing this,
but you got to understand,
I didn't mean to hurt you,
this isn't something I planned.
So don't make it hard on me,
just say goodbye too.
Don't go blaming yourself,
there was nothing you could do.

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