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:

Of Stars and Men

I have drawn horseshoes in the stars
watched the men of sand & sun
melt like plastic under flame,
it's only tomorrow but pain
is in the small hand gone ungrasped
to some floral station amidst
the torch of clouds & sky,
where suns wink like tears
and all children are together,
shooting through space, dancing with stars.
Nobody is ever lonely, not in heaven.
Not in the dreams of beggars,
who some call Daddy--
never again.

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