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:


well, maybe it took me too long,
Whatever- I had a few distractions
But I don’t care
there are still those I can count on
There are still them
In my end.
I’ll live by them, but for the moment
I will not live for anyone
but me
for the first time since I couldn’t
wipe my own ass, I
will put myself before my heart
Will put myself before some stupid
endeavor that won’t matter
in about ten years
but it will take that amount of time
to realize it.
Got too much to think about right now
oh, God I can relate now
and cause if I won’t listen to who doesn’t know
of what he speaks, I will be not be him.
But I pledge to stick by my friends
Support does not mean I agree
but that I will be there when they hurt,
I will be there if they fall
be there to catch them before they even know
They hit bottom

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