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:

Ode to Cluelessness

What you are doing right now, fingers sticky,
heart rate of a schizophrenic metronome,
lover of the immediate gratification, giraffe
in a face full of acacia leaves, you know I love you.
Does Mozart sound like Tupac to the crow
with its tedious squawk, the sun only shy
during these bleak winter months,
you oblivious to a loving touch, the wispy hair
of the willow gently tickling the surface
of the mirror still pond?
I'll reach in to my crate of jaded emotions
and find one for you, a frumpy ragdoll
atop some runaway toy train, oh sweet cluelessness,
how I love you.  You wake with me every morning
and choose my socks for the day, dictate
just the way to pretend, mend my hangover,
stitch my psyche just so as to make me sturdy enough
to stand, withstand everyone.  You make me love
when I shouldn't but hate nothing, hurt myself
over and over while holding my hand,
turn my eyes blind to obviousness and paint
pretty pictures in the darkest pits of despair.
You are persistent as a shadow, my resilient
little cactus, storing all you need inside,

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