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:

our dominion

in our dominion, our backs are broken
and we lie like slaughtered swans
in the center of the lawn
when will discovery crystallize
our untimely demise?
life has crushed us slowly
as the petals that float to our faces;
but what we have not forgotten,
twilight softly erases
skin that scatters
falling to the ground like snow
until winter will replace us
with ice that breaks like bones
when will our worst fears
be recognized?
when someone turns us
onto our sides

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