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:


There she stood
in front of me.
My heart pounding, sounding
loud enough to drown out existence;
leading me to her path of least resistance.
I breathe
and pull her close to me
and what means the most to me
is that she comes freely. She floats.
Butterflies flutter by.
Lumps in throats--
I feel at home
in her arms
and she finds comfort
in my space.
And there I stand, hands on waist,
face next to her face
against her soft, almond brown skin.
Her warmth, like the sun, draws me in.
Keep her.
Hold her.
Pulse increases, heat seeking,
mentally speaking
like telekinesis.
I close my eyes
not wanting to let go,
because I know like she knows
that beginnings start
where endings end,
and right here is where
we both begin
something supernatural--
a second chance at life'
a chance to get it right.
To banish past pains
where all that remains
is a chance to be a friend
and then…
We kissed.
*ding* (second floor)

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