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:

All that I need

I am the breath in your ear,
All the love that you feel,
The hours we've spent...
Walking, playing, dancing, speaking.
I am the one you hold
when all else fails your grasp.
I am the one you tell your problems to
when all others disappear.
When you leave, I fear it's the end
and I'll be stuck all alone
I long for the day you come back;
counting the hours we've been apart.
Though, without sunlight, it's hard to tell.
When you return...
I run to you.
I am the one that you cry to.
I let your tears fall on my shoulder.
I am the one you laugh with.
I mirror your emotions trying to show I care.
Can I have my bone now?

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