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:

unravel me, CC

If I had a girl
that could carry the whole world
I'd tell her it's okay to cry.
I'd stir all birds in the field
and let them dance in her sky.
If our minds were designed before the star;
that black night traveler,
circle of life, ideas of who we are...
spinning our worries into seasons.
If I had a girl
that could unravel my soul
I'd allow her to know
how beautiful she makes my world
She would question everything,
yet I'd keep these words inside.
And so, love is truly quiet,
when it understands the ride.
That roller coaster of vulnerability
where constrapulated fears die,
leaving just us here
so that without her here,
I'm only half alive.
This is why we live and die
and long to dance in the sky,
it's why we stir all the birds
and tell her it's okay to cry
here is why she carries the whole world
because only here, are we both alive

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