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:

The Beautiful poet killed Me

I write in the shadows,
King of a world I'll never own,
Bruised arm shatters tender
keyboard as words are infused
to ease the pain.
We are one of I,
A selected few; the gift
of gab our secret weapon,
Failing us for years against
the dreaded fist and wedgy
we finally come to collect
our dues.
We are not a pretty group,
Some pre-formed or made
so by active thoughts of
self loathing creativity,
The pretty run by
enjoying life-in real time
as we create universes
on our time-
Resurrect simple emotions
and experiences
as complex interactions
of song-ed dance as letters
stage my thoughts for
those willing to read
for two.
Deformed in figure
as they are fractured
in mind,
Self-comfort our way of
life as dread breathes
our living,
Our greatest fear the
inevitable end,
The birth
of a beautiful poet.

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