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:

Pushing not pushing

I'll still sit here waiting
I've been here for two years.
And you whisper in my ear so
Loud but I can't hear your
Words fall on mirrors and shatter
the glass...
So I hear you in my heart
And see you in my eyes.
Your image is reflected by
The clothes that you wear so
Tattered and torn, brushed
by a third degree burn,
I wonder if you still hear
my voice...
  ::Just know that I hear you
       I'm close and near you
   But know that I fear you
  I don't wanna steer you::
Cuz you've kept me waiting before
And you've been known to pack me with you
for the road; my heart and left me
here alone.

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