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:

Not the End

I want you here with me, and I want to see your face again and feel you breathe.
I want to hold you near, as I run my fingers through your hair, oh yeah.
Feeling complete, I feel your heart beat
Can't you see you're all I need? You're all I need.
Many memories of you, but I'll never hear your voice again, I miss you so much.
And you'll never feel my touch again, today I lost a friend who saw me grow up.
Cant you see i'm incomplete?
Without you, rest in peace, rest in peace.
I could never forget you, oh no no
And I'd never try to, I can't let you go.
You'll always be with me
In my heart, in my head and in my soul.
Until we meet again, goodbye my friend
I'll see you then, it's not the end
Goodbye my friend.

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