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:


i am no bigger than the size of your thumb
no louder than the beat of your drum
i am no smaller than the tip of a pen
i've had enough and i'm saying when
there's enough petulance to go around the circle here
there's enough innocence to sustain me one more year
i have found my nook, my cranny, if you will
and i have sought out larger ones because i've not had my fill
there is too much violence and intrusive behavior
and i never wanted to be anyone's savior
i've always just sat and stared
at the chalkboard and glared
at those who passed me by
not caring to ask why
i have this silent smirk across my face
i have this distended, caved-in waist
i am capable of love and this pursuit
this chase of what you call refute
and i am liable for all the wrong i have done
and all the times i had too much fun
and here i am, plain as day
and i'll continue how i've always been
virginal, perfect, and full of sin.

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