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:


Look into my eyes
Can you read between the lines?
Can you see my darkness flowing deep inside?
Let it out
Your taciturn rage
That you have upheld for far too long.
Recite to me again your poems full of lies.
About love when your heart is black with depression.
Silent fragments of your life have made you but a mute in the world
With no voice to be heard but with so many thoughts flowing through your mind.
Your voice was to insignificent to be heard by your fellow peers.
You walk around a stranger to the world
You were sheltered and then let out into the world with no real image of what it had in store.
You were a little ant in the big forest with no where to go, no home to turn to.
You had me all along
I came with you and guided you as well I as could
But yet your loneliness still bleeds through
Why not love instead of hate?
Let yourself love me
I have loved you all along
Won't you love me, care for me
Let me depend on you?
Can you see what lies inside my mind?
What lies behind my eyes
Loneliness that you won't give the companionship that we should have had a whiles back.
Give that to me
Awaken my heart
With your yearned love.

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