poetry critical

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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:

My Ex-Girlfriends
LightGetsIn

You never understood me and my need to never eat
 1
You didn't know that there were ghosts chasing after me
 2
She sees the ghosts I only glimpse and you could never see
 3
And falling right back into her is done so easily
 4
 
 
We didn't always get along but never called each other names
 5
We had rituals of pure romance and silly sexy games
 6
The way that she treated me would make you cry with shame
 7
So I'm pursuing happiness and seeing her again
 8
 
 
Her words are sweet, my silly goose
 9
My changeling child, my timeless muse
 10
It's all because you've been too loose
 11
And I'm fucking tired of your abuse
 12
 
 
Something I could never see
 13
The girl who fell in love with me
 14
Who treated me so tenderly
 15
Who locked me up but set me free
 16
 
 
You never knew me well enough to read my fading thoughts
 17
Anna knew just what to do to make the voices stop
 18
She knew my tricks and what to say and never missed a shot
 19
Even though she was miles away she left my stomach in a knot
 20
 
 
She was lovely with perfect skin and the cutest nose you've seen
 21
Not that you're not, it's ust that she was born for movie screens
 22
I can't have either of you now but I see something I can't believe
 23
I gave up the only girl who was truly right for me
 24
 
 
We had our ups and downs but never doubted love
 25
You pricked my heart with every little thing that you could think of
 26
You said I make your soul sing but you left me all because
 27
Of a stupid 22-year-old pretending he's in love
 28

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