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:


I am the ace of swords
based upon the only original autherized edition
I am the ace of swords
I am the five of hearts
five meaning the number of grace
hearts meaning love
but I'm really the nine of diamonds
yeah I might be civil sybyll
maybe even cruella devil
or possibly sleeping beauty
the seven dwarfs tried to kill me
and then they woke me with a kiss
now I'm empty
will you wake me with a kiss
now I'm full
will you feed me
now I am whole
don't lead me astray
tell me the truth
because it hurts like the sun
(addicted to the pain)
I burnt myself today
to see if I could feel
I focused on the pain
the only thing that's real
the needle tears a hole
into my wretched skin
and I cry
if not twice
shrimp is joy
be fulfilled

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