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:

baby boy chin up

Hold on baby boy,
I am waiting here for you.
Chin up baby boy,
You're a soldier, you are strong.
My heart is yours, your love is mine,
I'm waiting here just thinkin of you
Watchin the fuckin time.
Hold up baby boy,
I am always on your side.
Look up baby boy,
Hold your head up to the sky,
I know it hurts cause I feel it too,
So far, so far away from you.
Just hold on, you'll make it,
Our love will never be forsaken.
Just wait baby boy,
It'll all be over soon.
Head up baby boy,
Time will surely pass us by.
2 years ain't that long,
It's cool, I can wait for our love.
Oh yes, it hurts but 2 years is nothing compared to what our life will be together.
It'll be okay, just wait,
Your love and my love and our hearts
Will be together where they were meant to be,
Just wait oh boy and see.
Hold on baby boy,
I will always wait for you.
Chin up baby boy,
I will always love you.

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