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:

By Her Side

I lay down in the sleepless garden,
to search for an angel
She never hangs there above me,
she's just a stranger
I come up to the surface here,
just to get some air
She never gives me an inch, her
greens eyes, they just stare
To be by her side,
to be by her side
O Lord, what I would not not do
To be by her side,
by her side
There ain't nothing I'd wouldn't do for Dawn
To be by her side
I'd kill a man, if she asked me to,
a knife to his heart
She'd never have to live sorrow,
for she is caught
I'd come to my senses when,
there was nothing left
She would see my deeds here,
all her lovers would rest
To be by her side,
to be by her side
O Lord, I'd do that thing you asked
To be by her side,
by her side
There ain't no sin I wouldn't commit
To be by her side
I'd take it all back if I could,
put down this here bottle
She'd be so surprised to see,
my heart could still startle
I'd come to her backhouse,
with her resurected cats
She would witness my power,
and she would be so glad
To be by my side,
to be by my side
O Lord, you know she would
Be here, by my side,
by my side
There ain't nothing I won't do
To be by her side

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