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:

One More Time

I saw you coming toward me,
looked down as tears filled my eyes.
I walked away, whispering "Good-bye,"
knowing you were too far away to hear.
My mind clouded with thoughts, wondering,
hoping that I could get another chance
for the proverbial last dance.
I dreamed of you that night,
all the sweet times we shared,
the times you said you cared
while we were lying on the couch,
embracing, holding firmly
while we slept.
I'd do anything to do that
just once more.

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