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:

Wonder Out Loud

I wonder to myself out loud
Just what you might do
If I walked up to your door
And said,"Charlie, I love you."
Would you scream
Or would you laugh?
Would you smile
Or break my heart in half?
Your eyes so full with sunlight.
Would they cloud with rain?
Your heart so full of happiness.
Would it burst with pain?
Would you speak a single word?
Even whisper a no?
Would you smile and embrace me
Or simply make me go?
If I wished upon a shooting star,
Would that help me at all?
Or would I become just as the star
And slowly continue to fall?
As I continue to wonder out loud,
The phone begins to ring.
I can't help but smile to myself
'Cause we're thinking all the same things.

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