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:

The Last Petal

Teardrops frozen through this desolute era
Clouds formed with only murky blues
Whispers concealed only to memory
Broken hearts now cast astray.
Paint me a picture with your eyes
Of your hidden meaning
Show me the entity that lies deep inside
behind these locked doors.
Give me a single petal rose
Let it whisper he loves me not
Remind of this reality
Of why the light never
penetrates through the
dullness of the clouds.
Show me what its like to cry
To drown yourself in only sorrow.
Show me only the bitterness of bittersweet
Let this heart of mine grow cold.
Look around can't you see all the misery my life has found?
Let me portray myself to you
As a result of my torn down love.
My eyes have become an empty blue
with not even sadness inside
and my beauty has become frail.
I carry only a single petal rose
that has been long dead.
But this rose never died within my heart
Its memory lives still within me.
The only murmur of thoughts that runs through my mind
The words ill always remember you for
Are the whispers of he loves me not.

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