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:


light spills from beneath the doorway
and we crawl through the shadows to embrace it
rattling a discarded cup with a lone penny inside
begging the world to take notice
unabashedly unashamedly scribbling
on a torn piece of newspaper
and the world yawns, turns its back and gives a
disinterested wave of acknowledgement
as another penny plinks into the cup
(a sad saving grace)

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