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:

Apple Martini

under ultraviolet rays for a multiple of days
I’ve come to find it doesn’t matter if you or he is taken
if both of you are facing a case of true elation
it means more than what we had before we were embracing
'cause I picture us chasing subliminal fates
with minimal waits and similar changes
we play but we both have decisions to make
so we lay and relax in the sizzling rays
'til the sun hits your face and it’s kissed like a date...
picnics on blankets at Michigan Lakes
now we’ve been relating as friends in different ways
so much that I can say that it’s good, I wish that you could stay
wish that you could stay
wish that you could stay...
I set the booby traps just to see how you’d react
I knew we had more to us than cruising in tubing rafts
we’ll be doing laps and I’ll be mused and you relax
we’ll always have this summer and I’m always true to that
'cause we unravel in the sun
when done, we travel back as one
bask in fun cast by each other
it’s no wonder we’ve become so accustomed to being lovers

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