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:

Lure Me

don't lure me into your song
and hold me captive in this place for so long
when you lit a candle and left
your memory never kept me at rest
you implanted a world of wait into my eyes.
you wanted me to be swayed by you
you wanted me to be swayed by the moment,
yet you just kept running away.
so what more is left of you and I?
how would you ever know that for you alone, I'd continually cry?
to come to your place, I would die
but hold not in your palm the beat of our tune
I am earnestly hoping to forget you soon.

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