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:

Deep down death

She paints dead people
with their eyelids sewn shut.
Puts a grimace on their mouth
and bright rouge on their cheeks.
Gaudy, clown like figures,
their pictures on the walls
dance the dance of macabre
as she listens to Chopin
because music makes
her feel calm and free.
She is only passing time
until the vault doors open
and she can once again
join the living, her blue fingers
scratching for release.

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