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:

Today, I'm in Between, Tomorrow...

tomorrow ill reveal everything,
not in some poetic tongue romantically,
but like the
                   sharp barks in
old trees brushing against my hands,
i'm in between the better you
and the lesser me,
winds don't hold a mystery, they say
you taught the moon to glow,
and only certain beauties know
tomorrow you'll see,
beneath the light of stars,
betwixt the shadows i stand,
angels study your steps
on Earth,
to find
           their way back
                                   to Heaven,
at least to me... I'll catch your breath
as you speak, when your
too weak I'm too weak,
like the sun I'll keep spinning
to see you,
   get a glimpse
                     of your eyes,
cause to the stars
                you shine,
to the heavens you're the Heaven
up or down the correct side mine...
(in your arms)
today, I'm in between, tomorrow...

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