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:

For you...

For you I would climb
the highest mountain peak
swim the deepest ocean
for your love I do seek
For you I would cross
the rivers most wide
walk the dessert sand
to have you by my side
For you are the one
who makes me whole
you've captured my heart
and touched my soul
For you are the one
that stepped out of my dreams
gave me new hope
showed me what love means
For you alone
are my reason to live
for the compassion you show
and the care you give
You came into my life
and made me complete
each time I see you
my heart skips a beat
For you define beauty
in both body and mind
your soft gentle face
is the best I can find
For you are the one
god sent from above
the angel I needed
for whom I do love

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