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:

christmas lights

Never once did I stop and write
what you made me feel
As Christmas lights bounced off your face
And added an extra twinkle
in your oh so deep brown eyes
that feeling that ran through me
knowing you really did love me
because before this night of innocent sin
you were my best friend
and you loved me through all thick and thin
And that night I felt you in me
I felt our souls collide
and this passion i believed to be true
until you said good-bye
and left me out to die
but even now as i cry
i know you love me still
and i will always remember
lights bouncing off your face
and adding an extra twinkle
to your oh so deep brown eyes

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