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:

If You Were Gone

If you left me what would I do?
You’re my best friend,
You know me the best.
You know when I’m happy,
You know when I’m sad,
You always know what to do even when I’m mad.
Sure you let me down,
But you’ve always brought me back up
You scared me that night I thought I would never see you again
I thought you’d leave my sight.
What would I do, what would I say?
I’m glad you’re okay
So that our memories can grow,
And so will we.
No matter what happens, even if worse comes to worse
We’ll always be there for each other
From laughing in church,
To flirting with boys
No longer playing with toys
Wow, we’ve grown up
The memories of us will never be forgotten
No matter what were to happen.
You’ve helped me so much,
You’ve made me see that true friends are hard to find,
But somehow I’ve found you.
Now that I’ve found you
What would I do if I were ever to lose you?
That’s a type of pain I never want to see,
Because no one has ever been there for me quite like you
So thank you for always being my friend, even when times get tough
Well I guess I’m saying I love you and you will always be my best friend!!

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