poetry critical

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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:

abbra cada bra

you were here
and then you weren't.
like some cruel magic act
performed in the middle of the night
with an audience of one
God as the magician
who made your soul your spirit disappear
suddenly - quietly
like a thief in the night
never to be seen or heard from again.
your mother asleep in her room
completely unaware
that she just lost a son.
surprisingly, the call at 4 a.m.
did not wake me
i seemed to have been waiting
already sitting on the edge of my bed
not knowing why.
the drive to YOU
left a trail of tears in its wake
a stream of liquid pain
pouring from my  heart
with the delusional hope
that i would find you
alive - unharmed - brought safely back
from your short journey to heaven.
what i found instead
were your mother's shocked empty eyes
screaming the unanswered question
what i didn't find was YOU
what i didn't receive upon arrival
was one of your big bear hugs
strong arms enveloping me
taking my breath away with so much love.
what i didn't hear
was your laughter - melodious waves
contagious to anyone near.
what i didn't expect
was the surrealistic feeling
of being in a day-time nightmare
that i could not would not will not
ever awake.
the thought of not seeing
the bigger-than-life YOU
ever again
keeps me angry - sad - bitter - lost.
you were here
and then you weren't.
i hate magic acts.

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