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're pathetic
cuz you want him
so get down on your knees
Just know that what you long to see
is all make-believe
It'll wipe the smile from your face
and the gleam from your eyes
No matter what you feel for him
he will never feel the same inside
He'll say he loves you
but won't mean it
yet your hope continues to rise
Until you see the truth
standing right before your eyes
Try to stay blind
so you don't see it
It's too hard to accept
You know your world will crumble down
when the truth is admitted
Causing havoc on what you had
as your fantasy land
Nothing you can do will ever stop it
as soon as you turn the corner
his hand goes down some other girl's pants.

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