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:

My Ex-Girlfriends

You never understood me and my need to never eat
You didn't know that there were ghosts chasing after me
She sees the ghosts I only glimpse and you could never see
And falling right back into her is done so easily
We didn't always get along but never called each other names
We had rituals of pure romance and silly sexy games
The way that she treated me would make you cry with shame
So I'm pursuing happiness and seeing her again
Her words are sweet, my silly goose
My changeling child, my timeless muse
It's all because you've been too loose
And I'm fucking tired of your abuse
Something I could never see
The girl who fell in love with me
Who treated me so tenderly
Who locked me up but set me free
You never knew me well enough to read my fading thoughts
Anna knew just what to do to make the voices stop
She knew my tricks and what to say and never missed a shot
Even though she was miles away she left my stomach in a knot
She was lovely with perfect skin and the cutest nose you've seen
Not that you're not, it's ust that she was born for movie screens
I can't have either of you now but I see something I can't believe
I gave up the only girl who was truly right for me
We had our ups and downs but never doubted love
You pricked my heart with every little thing that you could think of
You said I make your soul sing but you left me all because
Of a stupid 22-year-old pretending he's in love

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