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:


if my whole life is a failure
i want this to remain true
to remain whole untouched by the hands of time
i want this to have only been yours and mine
i want to always believe that one day i had you
and you had me and we were
ok we were whole
because my life is begining and you
cant imagine how much i am awaiting for the end
for the end of the day
for the end of my life
for the end of my anguish and pain
i can only stand so much longer and i feel
so alone and my knees are becoming so weak
my pain is eating me inside
leaving only remains of what i one day was
leaving only enough strengh to hold in a couple of more grasps
to take in a little more shocks and
a little more pain its been a while since the
last time my smile was genuine its been a while
and your wondering why?
and the answers are out there but im so tired of looking i want to start saying good-bye...

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