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:

On Falling

Apparantly you've never taken time to see
Into the heart of me
What's inside looking outside through
These pale green eyes-
Reflects the man behind your crude disguise.
I know him even better than I know myself, it seems
Always less than is my need.
Such bittersweet addiction just to hear your name-
Unwary moth, I do not fear the flame.
Willingly, I offer you my innocence
With no defense
A price I'll gladly pay
Surrendering my heart has stripped away all pride-
Revealed the truth inside
To steal my breath away!
I will be there to share the truths of all you feel,
I know the pain is real-
Your fear can't be denied
But fear won't let you take the chance you'll lose your heart,
Won't let me tear apart
Those walls you hide behind.
Remember, I'm not she, and never would I try
To poison with a lie
A love I'd never earned
With all I have to give, I offer you my heart
Give you a chance to start
To live all that you've learned.
Willingly, I'll offer you my innocence
With no defense
If you should take it all
Trustingly, I give my heart into your hands
I know that you're the man
To catch me when I fall
You are my everything....
I'm not afraid to fall....0

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