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
Dom

From snowball fights
 1
To summer nights
 2
We roamed along together
 3
Through my senseless frights
 4
And your drinking nights
 5
We managed to survive
 6
 
 
The splash of water
 7
Against the boat
 8
Turned to a rustle of underfoot leaves
 9
You too were disappointed when it stopped
 10
 
 
The scent of daisies
 11
Dried away
 12
But the colors still remain
 13
 
 
We slept in the sun
 14
We danced in the rain
 15
I waited for you
 16
In the driest shade
 17
On a cold and misty night
 18
 
 
A porcelin dog
 19
With pleading eyes
 20
Watches when you're not around
 21
 
 
Bass strings and drum beats
 22
Are now more than just sounds
 23
 
 
My weakness
 24
Proved your strength
 25
Your wracking sobs
 26
Filled my arms
 27
 
 
A treehouse in the woods
 28
Beyond a broken log
 29
No longer a threat
 30
It's simply not allowed
 31
 
 
Soda tabs
 32
And bottle caps
 33
Bring me down the hill
 34
The crunch of frost
 35
As I step
 36
Foretells the fall of snow
 37
 
 
I challenge you, here and now
 38
To another year of life
 39
Let's see if we can go
 40
From movie views
 41
To another round of endless
 42
Snowball fights
 43

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