poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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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:

Tired
twerples

I wish I was a crutch
 1
you could always lean upon
 2
I wish I was the pair of dice
 3
you place your bets upon
 4
I wish I was an embryo
 5
curled up and warm inside
 6
I wish I was an ugly duckling
 7
destined to soon fly high
 8
 
 
With all the roads to follow
 9
and all the ways to go
 10
sometimes it seems so shallow
 11
sometimes it seems so low
 12
 
 
I wish I knew how far it was
 13
across the starlit sky
 14
I wish I knew how far it was
 15
until the day I die
 16
 
 
We all know how easy it is
 17
to wish and wish and wish
 18
but just how many people
 19
go out and take the risk
 20
 
 
day by day the time slips by
 21
night after night I stare wide eyed
 22
at the constant transformation
 23
all the colours lack confirmation
 24
all the colours spilt from a lie
 25
all the colours unwilling to try
 26
all the colours destined to die
 27
all the colours I need to cry
 28
 
 
I wish I had a life to know
 29
I could always depend upon
 30
I wish I knew how easy it was
 31
to take the risk and try
 32

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