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:


i know you want me to hurt,
play the game and get burnt,
as sweet as lemon, sour as lime,
let me tell you a story with this rhyme,
i met a girl she was a dime,
batted her eyes and she was mine,
didnt beleive what i thought had come true,
my one and only love, you.
time went by mixed with lies,
my heart was quiet but inside, cries.
until the day i came to know,
that somebody else was in my shoes,
you knew i loved my one and only you.
too think you could give me up for a screw,
deep down inside i knew it was true.
my love, my angel, is colored in black,
ugly and sad you broke my back.
the time has come for me to say,
i loved you my dear but its too late.
i found the man u thought was better,
angry words that cant be expressed in a letter.
so i drove to his house and what did i find,
my love, my angel, i thought was mine.

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