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:


When I needed water,
you gave me a book on oceans.
When I wanted to move forward,
you sprinkled broken glass in my path.
I needed a helping hand
to say enough was enough
but you scared everyone
who had the gumption to dare.
You were so happy, I was under your thumb.
You thought you had me
and so did I,
right up until May
when another woman's tears
gave me the power
to make my get-away.

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