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:


those people i call my friends
do they actually care?
do i matter to them?
or am i just a stepping stone
to what they really want
do they care about who i am?
do they want me to be like them?
or am i just convienent
i feel the need to re evaluate
who i am
what i am
what i want to be
those people i call my freinds
......wont be a part of me.........

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