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:

Break it Down, You Cried Wolf One Too Many Times

By now, it's just old words,
good-bye means nothing,
said too many times.
The only difference
is that now I nodded,
told you "Yes."
Somewhere in the fog
of this October morning,
you are puzzled and amazed,
wondering if I really changed.
We built a love that wasn't
made for ever-after,
carved a friendship decorated
only with our laughter,
now I walk away clean,
leaving you to wonder this time
if you ever mattered.

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