poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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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 Favorite Color, Which I'm Beginning to Hate (edited)
Allen1918

My Favorite Color, Which I’m Beginning to Hate
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Sitting alone on the couch
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Staring at poetry you gave me
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In search of inspiration
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To write about the purple
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You said meant death is coming
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While we watched that film
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Which I watched again
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And was reminded of what you said
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Sitting alone on the couch
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A song echoing forever on repeat
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Evoking a familiar feeling
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That is you
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Your soft chocolate breath
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Holding back wet laughter
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Hidden in the shape of the words
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Until I think about their meaning
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Sitting alone on the couch
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Wondering if there is still life
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In the dried-up poinsettia
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Stooped on the windowsill
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Once vibrantly purple
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Like us last Christmas
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Maybe spring skies will return life
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For tears are not enough
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