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:

those some things

Have you ever felt?
Have you ever felt
like that one thing,
so important to you
happened so long ago you start to ask yourself whether maybe you just made it up…?
Too many things have changed since then.
But wait and see
Though everything seems to change so unbelievably out of your control like the countryside view outside your train window,
some other things just never do.
Like unexplainably loosing at rock paper scissors to your best friend over and over, or
winning at checkers to that same person, every
Like finding out that that old date of yours's feelings
haven’t changed.
Just like yours.
Some people still need you,
some people never really did.
But maybe it doesn’t matter that much
cause after all,
those some things never did change.

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