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:


a glimpse of you came into view,
she looked so cute, amongst her crew,
something about how she moved,
a perfect milieu my god hath drew,
as I construe back on my debut,
much ado towards the coupe,
gold digger, she’d soon disprove,
sketch to subdue, intent untrue,
i've always tried to eschew,
feelings that my insides spew,
a faint whiff of her perfume,
was all it took -insects who flew,
in my mind swore dejavu,
inquired on her favorite hue,
her response was baby blue,
thought to myself that’s just like you,
she would imbue, my every move,
conversations, sparking dubes,
exchanging thoughts both old and new,
talking to her changed my view,
a select few, time to pursue,
Far from a tool, yet not that smooth,
though right on cue, time would ensue,
pretty soon was making moves,
and she knew that more was due,
would pick her up after curfew,
all we’d do, is cut and screw,
so naturally feelings accrued,
soon we grew, into a two,

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