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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Thank You.

Thank you for:
for getting me high,
introducing me to the world.
your world.
our world.
Thank you for:
the rollercoaster ride
that never quit,
the tracks on your arms,
the break in my heart.
Thank you for:
your philosophy,
your intelligent opinions
about fucked up things.
Thank you for:
falling through the cracks,
missing out on life.
your life.
our life.
Thank you for:
affecting me
i love you.
but it's better that youre gone.

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