poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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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:

i dont know you
kate22

Here we are
 1
Its cold and no one is here
 2
In so close to something I want
 3
More, more, more
 4
Than anything
 5
But this is awkward. And not much can be done.
 6
Your hair has grown
 7
I’ve noticed
 8
And you are
 9
Lovely.
 10
You always talk to everyone but me
 11
‘Friends’ will flee at the sight
 12
Of a boy
 13
Who will touch them.
 14
I recall,
 15
We exchanged hellos in the cold
 16
The day was old and id finally found you
 17
Unfortunately I had to walk home
 18
Alone.
 19
But with a good feeling, thoughts of you
 20
And I new you thought that too.
 21
Things were good
 22
That was a long time ago
 23
So how are you?
 24
Fine id hope. Everything changed so fast I just
 25
Don’t understand why.
 26
Things could so easily be great again
 27
So why not give it a try? I’m the same.
 28
But I guess not you.
 29
Dont you remember?
 30
Clutch your arm and scream
 31
I want this so bad
 32
I let you go thankfully
 33
And things were so wonderful
 34
 
 
Wait, I’m forgetting something
 35
Or someone, I can’t really remember.
 36
Someone who saved me
 37
And I owe them more than more
 38
I think I let him go
 39
But I’m so glad he came back.
 40
I had no thought that I would need you any longer
 41
 
 
Things are all distorted now.
 42
I’d never know why. I said goodbye, I’d take it back now though
 43
I’m not sure that that will fly any longer.
 44

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