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:


You held me in your arms, as we looked out to the sky.
Whispered to myself he's the perfect guy.
The moon was a full, showing off it's light.
But the only thing i noticed was the look in your eyes.
Silence in the darkness, warmth in the soul.
I layed on your chest hoping you'd never let go.
My time froze, and the world stopped.
The night stayed still as my heart was robbed.
All the way in the sunshine state forever will it be.
Til you come back in early January.
Oh i'll be waiting, Oh i'll be waiting.
There's nothing else i could do.
I never want another day being without you.
I don't know what you did to sweep me off my feet.
But you did it, now i'm livin, feelin so complete.
Seven thirteen of two thousand ten,
We'll be together til the world comes to an end.
Cause you have my heart from now til then.
And it's not going nowhere, there is no again.
So in the meantime, I'll be waiting for thee.
to come back home in early January.

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