poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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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:

Sleep Where are You?

Sleep where are you in my hour of need?
You've deserted me again tonight
Whatever I try I just cannot succeed
My mind becomes active, I lose the fight.
What does it matter I have things to do
Days to plan and things to sort out
Why do I have to wait for you?
Another night's sleep I'll go without.
Sleep please come to visit me soon
It gets so lonely here on my own,
The only face I see is the moon
And he is quite happy up there alone.
I feel the dust you leave in my eyes
The yawns still come to my face
But I feel you hide away in disguise
Come here, give me your sweet embrace.
Sleep, are you in the corner over there?
Do you watch me toss and turn?
Come out of hiding and hear my prayer
My peace will be your only return.
I am ready to let you take control
My mind is tired now and wants to rest.
Come here to me, invade my soul
I invite you in, please be my guest.
Sleep can I feel you creeping over me?
Are some of your sweet dreams in my head?
Are you coming over here to do your duty
Will you please come to join me in my bed?
I feel you are letting me have my own way
And surely that would be so right
But as soon as you come to me all I'll say
Is "Sleep I wish you a very goodnight".

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