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:

Lost & Found

I once knew this girl
who brightened my day
without even knowing it
I remember her beautiful smile
her pretty blue eyes
She was perfect
yeah she was
in everyway
It was hard holding back,
holding back on all the things
I wanted to say,
like how special she was
I wanted her
wanted to kiss her
and share memories with her
How close it came for me
to not have her,
not have someone so amazing
I found her though
and she found me too
All the things I remember about her
are still true,
but only this time
she is mine.

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