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 excavation today

love love oh glorious love
you found me here
with him
on porch stoops,
bug bites and freezies.
now the leaves are gone
and so's my mind.
i am sitting here wondering
how i got here,
grown and changed,
loved and lived.
knowing all these things weren't real
and that the real
end note,
would be one i never planned before?
love love oh glorious love
tell me this
you are no surprise
you are growth slow and deep
inside of me
a trust unknown but faith could share.

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