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:


spent all this time
playing russian roulette
'cause the bottle felt nice and warm
lent some peace
for a while
didn't think it could do any harm
always wondered
what life could be
without these clouds inside
never had
the chance to clear
nor the chance to cry
maybe then
i'd know you
maybe then you'd see
all the things
i never said
and what you meant to me
but for now
the violin will sing
for now i'll keep away
from the life
that might've been
if you'd decided to stay

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