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:

I'm Sorry

I stand here before you tonight
I don’t even know where to start
I’m happy that you’re happy
But there’s a pain tugging at my heart
I know we’ve had this talk before
And I know you say you don’t care
But I can’t continue to do this with you
When I know that my heart’s not there
I got lonely and I sought out comfort
Out of selfishness I turned to you
For you’re wonderful and amazing
And I knew exactly what you’d do
You’d invite me in and make me your world
You’d offer your shoulder and your time
It would feed the flame of hope in your heart
While I looked to fill the hole in mine
I justify by saying it’s been done to me
So now it’s my turn, my time to win
And since I’ve been hurt so much
I can ignore any guilt there might have been
But it’s wrong for me to look to you
To count on your feelings to make me feel right
For you deserve so much more than that
More than a buddy for the night
And once again here we are
You are confused and unsure of what to say
All because I chose to use our friendship
To make me feel better at the end of the day
I screwed up for us both and don’t know what to do
I chose the easy path and sacrificed you for myself
I wanted to feel needed and wanted and loved
So I put my conscience up on a shelf
And I wish I could change it, make it right
And I pray someday you’ll be able to understand
I hope that you can find it in you to forgive me
And see past the selfish and lost person I am
You are a gem. A light in this world of darkness
And I hope someday you will see
You deserve something deeper and more meaningful
Than anything you could ever get from me

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