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:

Hello, Broken Hearted

The walls are covered entirely in blue
i can feel you're not that far tonight,
In hopes of creating a memory with you-
I'd give it all to be where you are.
Tomorrow has another plan in store for me,
no painting is flawless
no watch tells perfect time
I can see the distance grow more and more
in hopes that maybe time can rewind.
Im not the portrait of perfection
but even Mona Lisa hardly smiles...
it was you who robbed me yesterday-
thank you for taking my breath away.
But no one ever said life would go my way
I lost everything I never had,
all I wanted, turned its cheek and stabbed
me in the back.
Hi it's nice to meet you,
my name is broken hearted-
he hurt me once, he hurt me twice
now I'm back to where I started.

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