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:

Awake In A Dream

I am asleep, but wide awake,
Drifting away, but weighted down,
Nothing here is as seemed,
As I am awake in a dream,
Is it real, is it fake,
Should I smile, or should I frown,
Never will it be seen,
As I am awake in a dream,
The reality is up for take,
Where am I, here, now,
Hidden within, all in me,
As I am awake in a dream,
Nothing is right here,
All of the horrors locked away,
What can this be,
As I am awake in a dream,
Growing tall is my fear,
All of the pain here to stay,
Why, why happen to me,
As I am awake in a dream,
As I huddle and cry a tear,
When will it come, the day,
Heart torn, all alone, crying fear, unsaved, helpless, none to hear me plea,
As I am awake, in a dream.

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