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:

there's always an answer
coodaygraw

she was sitting by the river
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trying not to shiver
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as the cold rain kept beating on her skin
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she thought her mind was bending
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to the point her life was ending
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and she wondered should she simply dive on in
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she came from south chicago
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and i don't know if even you know
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that life there is hard and you barely do get by
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she should have known when he first met her
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and said "smoke this, you'll feel better"
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with the first hit she was on her way to die
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you won't listen to the warnings
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and when you wake up in the mornings
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your first thought is where you're gonna score
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you tell yourself that it's the last time
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you can quit and then you'll be fine
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next thing you know you're doin' more and more
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it's an endless game you're playing
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'til you're on your knees and praying
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"i need help, i can't do this on my own"
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she knew her clock was ticking
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then the baby started kicking
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so she got up and went back to her mamas home
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and she made it
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