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:

Hand in Hand

Soft and delicate against mine,
Warmth and protection wraps around me.
As you clutch my hand my mind drifts off into another land.
Our fingers laced on by one,
As if we were two shoe laces intertwined.
It seems like yours was made to perfection,
Not winter nor summer but mid spring.
A simple gesture mixes emotions,
Creates a blanket of love.
Yours is the only one I posses.
Though I must confess,
Yours is the only hand I ever touched, felt, loved, or desired.
It's yours that makes me want to have my fingers paired with yours!

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