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:

Love me

I don't want to give up on you,
but with half the world screaming to,
it's hard to ignore
I just need something to fill the gap
another girl to make me happy
with myself, my life
The glass is half full,
But still so meaningless,
Is there no plug for this black hole?
Don't get me wrong I'm just fine,
but it's like I've lost a part of my mind
that kept me ticking that little bit faster,
and helped me sleep a little bit calmer
So come
take me
hold me
love me

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