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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Caught in a kid- like crush

Dose he -- doesn't he?
Will he-- won't he?
My mind right now is going crazy
Talk to me-- tell me
Ask me-- confront me
Either way just tell me honestly
Watching -- waiting
Sitting -- aching
And no, for the record my heart isn't breaking
Wondering -- thinking
Stewing -- debating
Is this really worth all the pacing
Never before never again
Never felt love never felt loves pain
Never has one person made my thoughts so insane.
It's strange it's overwhelming me
We're friends we're not all coupley
This is some kind of irrationality!

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