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:

Never a chance

Show me what could be
then whisper we will never be
The love I have to show
is the best you will ever know
Creating loves shore
I will forever cry this river
watching, as you drift me out to sea.
My heart once in your hand,
now crushed, crumbled, dust, sand.
Destroying my anchor, your hopes were all too high,
why didn't I see this? why did I even try?
My own fault, believing I could lie.
So, show me what could be,
then whisper, we will never be.
My sail is now torn, my heart all so tattered-
no one escapes a love without getting beaten and battered
Bringing me to this point, leaving me with your empty words
free yourself of all you fear

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