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:


Why do I sit back and let him mess with me?
I want to let him go,but I can't do that easily
I've never been down this road,so I don't know what to expect
Sometimes I think I'm just another face to cover up his loneliness
Repeatedly I fall for him and land in no one's arms
Repeatedly I fall for his lies,games,and charms
All he has to do is look at me and I go crazy just like that
But why do I only want him,when he doesn't want me back
He tells me he loves me,then ignores me the next day
He says he wants to be with me,but then he runs away
He only wants to hold me when no one else is around
But when I need him most he's nowhere to be found
I hate myself for loving him,I'm feeling so misguided
I didn't really think it through,I never should've tried him
I just want to forget him,but he's stuck inside my head
I try to say I hate him,then regret all I said
But when he hurts me,I run back to him again
Stressful and confusing,he changes all the time
will this all be over or will he just be mine?

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