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:

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The clocks will tick slap away
Every season of the year.
They will talk to you in your sleep
As your father.
They will punish you while awake
As your father.
Dust once a week.
The clocks are relentless;
Ignore any beat
or break from them.
Feel their pulse and know it dictates yours.
As cars spin off freeways at eighty five
The clocks spin off to eight o’six
As if to deny they are involved.
Later that year a child received a watch
From his late grandfather.
He set it five minutes early.
He never paid attention to the sun.

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