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:


Run run with me you’ll see the sun
You’ll feel warm
You’ll feel my glow.
And with me your life seems to just flow,
But I’m always winter
And you can call me Hollow
I’ve abused the absurd
I’ve done things the likes of which
You’ve never even heard
I’m open to experience
I don’t care if you’re hurt in the mess
It’s not my fault
Your naïve lack of clairvoyance
You can call me Hollow
I once was human
Now im only broken
And apathetic
I used to be quietly famous
Now I’m overrated
Because words can bring faith
And I’m alive because I’m faithless
Come with me, and I’ll show you shameless
You think I’m bitter
But I’m misunderstood
I’m always winter,
It’s always cold,
And who runs into the open arms of the snow?
It’s such a feeling of alone.
Can’t you be the one for me to hold?
Silly girl, I’m really quite shallow
I won’t care about you in tomorrow
Bitch, I told you I’d show you shameless.
You can call me Hollow

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