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:

Going Nowhere

Going nowhere in this midnight
I might as well just rest my eyes
Before the night becomes twilight
I want to talk to the stars in the sky.
Going nowhere, isn't it great?
Going nowhere, it's getting so late.
Going nowhere, kissing on the first date
Isn't it unfair, how we end our fate?
We need to go somewhere in the night
Where the love never dies
I wish upon a star so bright
That someday souls may never cry.
Going nowhere, isn't it great?
Going nowhere, it's a frozen state.
Going nowhere, it's a human trait
Would you dare to dance or just wait?
Going nowhere, it feels so right
Looking behind the nowhere that I go.

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