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:


Breathless, breathless, breathless....
Breathless I become when your lips touch my lips
Time stops... for seconds, for minutes
Anxious I become as you come closer to me
My heart pounds harder and harder as I feel your breathe over my body
Looking into your eyes makes me weak
My heart begins to race faster and faster
You read my soul like an open book
My heart shouts out I'm yours, I'm yours
Breathless I become when you embrace me with your arms
Your strong hands over my soft body
As you stroke my cheek with your finger, I whisper how much I love you
I begin to loss breathe for now the secret is out
My heart becomes vulerable, to your touches, your warm voice, your love
Breathless, Breathless, Breathless, you have left me
Return to me my love, embrace me and kiss me once again

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