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 words finally came to me (on what to say )

Before, love was simple
I said "I love you"
you said it back
That was pretty dumb
Not that I hate you
Nor am I bitter
I just think it was foolish, that's all
When we screamed,
over the phone
in person
at school
on the street
it wasn't because I hated you
I must stress this
I just didn't know what love was
But after all these years
I have searched my head for the right words
because all I've known are the wrong
and I wanted the ones that would make you feel the best
You told me not to tell you what made you feel good or bad, but this time I know.
I thought about it too
I thought "Hey, what would be best for her, for my girl, for the one I (so foolishly said!) love?"
and here's the kicker
the words finally came to me
and well,

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