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:

Fountain of Youth

I can feel it dripping down my face
And with a slow and meaningless pace
And as they hit the ground
The sound is all to great
Because every drop is a second to late
And as time goes
All my movement slows
And only you know
Its not the first time my tears have fallen
Its like pollen making my eyes water
I'm crying
because my temperature keeps climbing higher
"I'm always closest to the flame"
"I'm always the one to blame"
And when water and tears don't feel the same
My tears fall and miss where they are aimed

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