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:

My Apologies

Sorry if you were too quiet.
Sorry if you're trite.
Sorry if you have to look that word up.
Sorry if you lied.
Sorry if you make up the truth.
Sorry if you’re depressed.
Sorry I don't want to help.
Sorry if you could use my help.
Sorry if you are home more then you’re out.
Sorry if you know I’m right.
Sorry if you wished you would die.
Sorry if you've been dead.
(At least before you were trying)
Sorry if you’re beautiful.
Sorry if you don't know it.  
Sorry if you're crying already.
Sorry if you're reading this.
Sorry if you used all your tissues last night.
Sorry if you keep your feelings inside.
Sorry if your car can't drive you far enough away from them.
Sorry I know what is going to happen.
Sorry I won't be there.
Sorry you don't know what I’m talking about.
Sorry if you think you’re fooling someone.
Sorry if you fooled your self.
You meant so much to me
all I want to say is Sorry
but now that I think about it
Sorry, but nothing was my fault.

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