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:

Dear Friend

Dear Friend,
I no longer want tomorrow to come
Every moment
A ticking clock
Till you are pulled away
Dear Friend
How can a face once so strange
Be so familiar
Dear friend
I will never forget,
I will never forget
The moment we laughed
We danced
The moment only you will ever know
I will never lose the secrets
Whispered through
I may not be by your side
But dear friend
I am never gone
I am only a heart string away
I will always lie in the memories
In the moment
That was built through awkward pauses
And impossible thoughts
And weird impressions
I will never forget the moments you saw me
You saw the self-unprotected
I will never forget you dear friend.
Dear friend
Once just a title of a letter
Now a precious thought
A friend so dear
A connection so fragile
So dear yet so far
You are a friend.

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