poetry critical

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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:

First Minor Crisis

Shaking fingers dial the numbers, one-eight-hundred.
With all the love that one could muster
as his sad composure drowns out her rage like thunder.
The early three a.m whisper catches deep in her throat
as she tried to think of what to say, while blowing cigarette smoke.
She sits and waits, her bony fingers cradling the phone.
Please hold, our operators are currently helping others right now.
She closed her eyes and couldn't believe this was what she had allowed.
He muses, I wonder what they're doing- I mean, The Others.
She imagined no more than the dim lit kitchens and the worried friends or lovers.
Classical music fills her ears, she can't recall the symphony
she preferred to drown on her own terms and the thought of anonymity.
Please hold, our operators are currently helping others right now.
I bet they picked Mozart on purpose...
Minutes pass, it seems like hours as everything fades.
The booming thunder in her to a dull roar,
as well as her composure- a crooked cigarette on the kitchen floor.
Though the automatic voice tells her she isn't alone,
three a.m is optimum darkness, she thinks.
It doesn't make a difference if I close my eyes.

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