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:

You know I love you

"Is something wrong?," he asked,
though he knew.
"No, ..." she lied, just
"too tired" or, understandably,
too sad or too angry, maybe
too nothing, too everything or
something in between,
to ever let him in,
even tonight
"You know I love you," she said
and though he nodded,
he didn't tell her, after
too many nights in
too many years, he was
too rejected for love;
numb and too far gone
to try to believe, or
even care

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