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:

limited conversation.

I flip every hourglass I find
tightly closed doors
clumsily resetting moments
begging frantically
to keep the stolen minutes
of this
albeit peaceful,
i've since forgotten the
the chill of night
which plagued my
sunny skies
but I don't
sleep as soundly now,
opting to dream of
with wide marbled
blinded by
I shuffle through
studded memorabilia,
shoe-less and unafraid
of this dirty secret
we both share,
and only when
i trip does
awkward silence
limited conversation
in the morning
Clean slates and fresh time
with my morning eggs
to hatch a
new day,
while your coffee mug
against my eager lips.
you say
you hate eggs now.

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