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:

Bombay song

hopeful words
have always been
will always be the
they stick to you
the way gum that
has melted in the sun
does to the sole of
a shoe.
those words of promise
those soft whispers of
"we will always be
together" or "i will
wait for you until you are
ready to love" words
disastrously giving you
away laying your
emotions on a cutting
board left at the
mercy of a lovers
all those words
floating in the
atmosphere patiently
waiting for a
receptive ear.

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