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:

Bring on the night
mgill

The only time
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i can be close to you,
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is when I am asleep.
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I have to admit,
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they're tearing me apart
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these feelings oh so deep.
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I cannot ease
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your troubled mind,
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or sway your aching heart.
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But honestly
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It's killing me
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the fact that we're apart.
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So bring it on,
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the dark, silky blackness
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of the star studded night sky.
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I can escape then
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from the daytime world,
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and the distance between you and I.
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For in my dreams
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I am at peace with life
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and my troubles disappear.
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No longer apart,
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with miles between us,
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You're mine and you are here.
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Soon morning arrives,
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the bird song shattering
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the remnants of the dream.
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Reality rushes in
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stealing away the fantasy
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as I wake, alone and scream.
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