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:

Low_Rat_Girl (didn't know the price she'd have to pay)

didn't know the price she'd have to pay.
She clings to words
in place of conversation. She is so
clenched tight;
black tears streaming down her cheeks.
He is gone.
He's gone
so long
with pieces of her clutched in his fists
like glowing embers
he flies
from the edge as she cries
he dies.
She spills diamonds
from her lips
in a bloody grin
(she tries to keep them in);
all the words she didn't say.
Low_Rat_Girl, here is
The Price You Have To Pay.

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