poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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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:

Broken Wing

I am hurt
By what you say
"I don't care"
Do you really mean it that way?
You might be mad
Because we are not a 'we'
But it kills me
Can you not see?
Of course I like you
But you seem so mad
The fact we are not 'together'
Why is that so bad
Yes I do want
To be with you
But I am scared
What should I do
Why can't anyone
I have to be single
And take a stand
You make me feel so bad
Do you know how much it kills?
I want to be in your arms
Just being around you my heart fills
Do you think
I'm fucking with your head
Having some fun
Is that what I've led?
I would never
I'm not a bitch
You're not the only one suffering
Isn't that rich
Do you even care
About how I feel?
Do you think I don’t suffer?
Do you think I can deal?
It makes me so mad
The things you say
Yeah, your hurt
But why can't I be that way?
I'm sick of this shit
What is it that you want?
I'm trying to be happy
But all you do is taunt
You make me want to run
Do you realize you hurt me?
It seems you ask for so much
Why don’t you just let me be?
I feel like giving up
Well maybe I should
You wouldn't expect it
Do you even think I would?
Maybe its all my fault
Sure, its always been
Nobody is !ever! wrong
When its against me
Well I guess
We'll just see
How this
Is going to be
If I were you
I'd back off
Cause if you don't
I'm going to take off
Don't you dare think I'm a bitch
And you've done not a thing
Cause I'll let you know now
You'll be the one with a broken wing

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