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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Im needing you

Im needing you
Like the air that i breathe
Like the sun that I see in the morning, through
the darkness of my sleep
it wakes me
Im needing you
Like blankets in the night
that keep out the cold
Without you, like them, id freeze
Standing naked for all to see
My soul exposed
Im needing you
Like the music to my ears
The music, when it stops
the silence is deafening
Like your's
Dont block me out
Im needing you so much right now,
The silence is killing me

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