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:

Melancholy Of Love

Note: I saw this poem posted somewhere and was created by her/him, which I believe it was never created by that person.
Can you help me find out. Thanks!
Melancholy of Love
By louise
Trust, yieldingly impart
Gestures of love an assumption
Lavish acts flatter oh heart
Deception of adoration
Break oh heart
Mockery of care easy to say
Honesty so hard to convey
Oh heart in pain
Never learning
Now broken in a spell
Oh heart begging
To be cared
Trust given, lies echoed
In return
Oh heart now in despair
Thorns imbedded
Pain crushing the trusting heart
Ignorance insanity
Back to life
Sorry never heard
Oh heart forgets
Malady of darkness now can see
Move on yonder
Let go thy pain
Sweet before now never
Created:July 7, 2004

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