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:

a thousand letters

A thousand letters have been written
And none have seen your eyes
A million times I think about you
Of thoughts I must disguise
I erased all of my hard drive
Of the days I spent pouring my soul
But the future memories of you and me
Are the ones that I cant let go
I still remember the places
I kissed you the first and final time
I know you take Mister Distraction there
To hopefully erase me from your mind
I know we always stumbled,
more than we ever did glide
I know I take all the blame
I am sorry that I let you slide
You fell right through my fingers
Maybe it was easier to cause a fight
But maybe heaven and eternity
Will one day shed some light
A thousand letter have been written.
And none will ever see your eyes.

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