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:


I'm scared
I dont' know if i'm prepared
For this sight
It's finally happening tonight
i don't want to see this
i'm frightened of what it may consist
i didn't think i'd get that high
this really is her last goodbye
i didn't think this would be the way out
i mean, i head her screaming, i heard her shout
i thought i'd be alright
but i kept driving and ran that light
then she appeared in front of my car
the last thing i remember is hitting the tar
i woke up lying in a bed
i remember thinking i was dead
i looked around for a familiar face
and only found one in that place
i saw my mother and her face full of tears
i've never seen her cry, after all of these years
i asked her, "what was going on?"
then she replied, she is gone
i sat there confused, i didn't get it
then she said, the girl is gone, the one you hit
then it all came flying back
i mean, i could have prevented this attack
but i killed a life that night
thinking i was alright
and now her family has to say goodbye
because my stupid self drove high

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