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:

daddys lil girl

Pillows still damp with last night's tears
heart still cold with lies and fears.
Eyes like bottomless wells.
Like tiny droplets of rain, the tears fell.
Just yesterday i promised to be strong...
to live on.
But today is so different,
my hope is all gone.
i'll let it go, i'll give it up
i cannot change the world
i cannot change my daddy
forever Daddy's girl.

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