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:

Those Summer Days

We walked through the trees
in the park nearby on those summer days,
you always noticed the colour
of the flowers in the garden,
how they popped against
the dark earth and the green grass.
On those days when the hot air
felt like it would burn through my bare skin,
you would buy me ice cream
to cut the heat,
we'd stand under the biggest tree,
hiding in the shade.
We'd walk to the little creek
and sit on a log,
dangling our feet in the cool water.
I'd tell you stories
that would make you happy,
sad, angry and everything in between.
Then you'd walk me home,
our shoes slung over our shoulders,
bare feet slapping the concrete.
You were always flitting
in and out of my life,
like a firefly at twilight.

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