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!

Random Poem:

Whatever All Is

With all my heart,
though it seems like just a heartbeat,
with all I am,
however great or small that proves to be,
everywhere, all the time,
held in the tiny hands of merely here and now,
In the privilege of sleeping and waking,
the sacredness of brushing teeth and combing hair,
lost on me every day in taking it for granted
until I see you, reflected in the memory
Even in the wishing for the airbrushed,
made-up, pumped-up, Dolby-Imax steroid-soaked,
stretched-out-to-the-last-screaming-nerve moment
that I will never live, but only pay to see
I give  you all my mundane world: the seat, the lobby,
the mere mortal sitting next to you,
reaching out his ordinary hands
to touch your amazing heart

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