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:

The words finally came to me (on what to say )
Gnome

Before, love was simple
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I said "I love you"
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you said it back
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That was pretty dumb
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Not that I hate you
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No
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Nor am I bitter
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I just think it was foolish, that's all
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When we screamed,
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over the phone
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in person
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at school
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on the street
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it wasn't because I hated you
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I must stress this
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I just didn't know what love was
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But after all these years
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I have searched my head for the right words
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because all I've known are the wrong
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and I wanted the ones that would make you feel the best
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You told me not to tell you what made you feel good or bad, but this time I know.
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I thought about it too
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I thought "Hey, what would be best for her, for my girl, for the one I (so foolishly said!) love?"
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and here's the kicker
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the words finally came to me
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and well,
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