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:

bent to perfection

These months made me feel for sure
Now I’m writing in the cold rain
Not so soothing, cause I’m just not so sure.. Anymore
You’ve left the feeling, I’m alone
Cause all my dreams have become a case of crash and burn
And you’re proud to hold the blame
These good things don’t last forever,
Sometimes they have to end
Cause nothing with us stays the same
When I need some konstance to keep me sane
Go on my hopeless romantic
keep me waiting, chasing what was never here
Ill follow you wherever, bend to meet your ends
but I’ve been there done that, all I’ve found
Im too weak and restless for your chase
These words are perfection
Or better yet, a reflection
Of what we used to be

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