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:


Darkness falls
and here I wait
at my window
for your sake...
Tapping stones
let me know
you wait for me
down below ...
The moon is full
the stars shine bright
we run away
into the night ...
The lust is strong
our love is true
in the darkness
I give myself to you ...
But after all
you flee the scene
im left alone
I feel unclean ...
My heart is broken
left in two
you ruined me
yet I yearn for you ....

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