poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

ah, to be a little child in your hands again
autumn1860

A feeling precious to me
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and one stored in my memory
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is running into your arms as a child,
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your right— warmth and love
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and your left--- protection and security.
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Now it seems your power
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has run out,
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And I’m the one who is supposed to be strong.
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But, I fear,
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In comparison to you,
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I’ll never carry enough courage in my arms.
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