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:

Rollercoaster Ride

I hate when I fall
And can’t get up
When my heart
Weighs me down
And I struggle to stand
I know one day
I will get back up again
But right now it feels like an eternity
I hurt and want to cry
But I know that will not help
I hate being alone
And crying for someone
But when I earn them
I am hurt once again
Is there no right and wrong
No way to stay up
Why does it have to go up and down so much?
It’s so unfair

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