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:

Snowball Fights

From snowball fights
To summer nights
We roamed along together
Through my senseless frights
And your drinking nights
We managed to survive
The splash of water
Against the boat
Turned to a rustle of underfoot leaves
You too were disappointed when it stopped
The scent of daisies
Dried away
But the colors still remain
We slept in the sun
We danced in the rain
I waited for you
In the driest shade
On a cold and misty night
A porcelin dog
With pleading eyes
Watches when you're not around
Bass strings and drum beats
Are now more than just sounds
My weakness
Proved your strength
Your wracking sobs
Filled my arms
A treehouse in the woods
Beyond a broken log
No longer a threat
It's simply not allowed
Soda tabs
And bottle caps
Bring me down the hill
The crunch of frost
As I step
Foretells the fall of snow
I challenge you, here and now
To another year of life
Let's see if we can go
From movie views
To another round of endless
Snowball fights

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