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:

love is never as it seems

when you love someone,
and dont know how their mind works,
what do you do?
what do you do when they seem fine one minute,
and the next they've changed and you know for a fact that in short space of time you haven't done anything you normally wouldn't,
you dont know what to do to help the situation and make it better, as much as you need to,
too remain sane,
to remain in this persons life,
and what about when the person refuses to see their actions really affect people?
do we leave knowing they were the best thing to happen to you?
do you stay knowing the same thing will continue to happen?
whatever is decided it must be what you want weather you want to be happy all the time or only feel you deserve to be happy sometimes....

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