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:

once again, i failed to see acceptance

Where has she gone? my father asked
as he glanced over from the windsheild.
I did not, could not, say a word in response.
My fingers fumbled in my lap like two
children who did what they knew they shouldn't of
Until some hopeful curiousity led my eyes
to his face. Only to find expected
disappointment written clearly across.
But his defiance was my own and I gave the
answer I had some days ago.
"She is still here, but you are always ignoring her."
the look he gave me made my words turn
to hidden tears. I could see the lingering faith he had that it was true as he
imagined pigtails that once had been and my blue eyes filled with innocence.
Alas, his lids fell down and he shook his
head back to the road. As the
disappointment hit him once again,
held back tears spilled down my cheeks.
but he was not there to see them.

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