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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Your Choice

Your picture is worth a million words
             When it burned it leaves a trail of dust
                      The wind came just to blow it away
                  When you said “I love you”
           It meant everything
When your picture turned to flames
       Love lost it’s meaning
            Weak and unprotected in my own dreams
                    Why did you stop talking to me?
      You didn’t have to leave me dreaming
  What ended the conversations?
            Saying , “Goodbye”
                     Or walking away?

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