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:

In the Reflection

Within the depths of my silver exterior
She looks through and dubs herself inferior
Dutifully I show all imperfections
But also beauty through my relfections
Insecure and always wanting more
I see she needs, of herself, to be sure
Bits of emotion all over her face
Telling me she's only trying to find her place
Her grey-blue eyes never sparkle with life
After feeling no love, and put through such strife
To the world she is numb and cold
But to me, her emotions mold
Into one feeling, pain
And in front of me, tears fall like rain
Down her face trickles the water and salt
As she thinks it's all her fault
I want to cry aloud and change what she sees
As she falls to the ground with wobbly knees

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