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:

The Wind and I
Candy_Girl

The wind blows through the trees
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And you are that wind, passing by
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The tension feels bitter cold on my fingertips
 3
I cannot move
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For I am rooted into mother nature
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She keeps making you tease me
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Sometimes the wind is bitter cold
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And I shake with fear
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Sometimes it is warm
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And dew mounts on my eyes
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But it is always there
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I can't make it go away
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And I don't want to
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If it went away
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Then the whole world would be thrown off its cycle
 15
And then everything
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Would go out of whack
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What is it that I truly want from this wind
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For it moves me in ways no other can
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I must uproot
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And let the wind sweep me away
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See where it will take me
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For I am scared that one day
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The wind will stop
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And I will become one in a barren wasteland
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For without wind, there is nothing
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