poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Random Poem:

The Voice

I will not stop despite the worming voice,
‘What’s the point in writing useless drivel?’
Serpentine tones curl round unwritten choice,
squeezes phrase and image till they shrivel;
still I shall not stop. Wait for it to sleep
even if it means I might sit up all night.
Then it dons devious disguise to creep
across the page and spread its moldy blight:
‘You cannot write. You cannot write. Cannot
write as my words make clichés on the page,
simile, image, symbols merge and rot.
‘Writing poetry’s no use’ I let it rage.
Begin again, for what is writing all about
if I do not defeat the voice of doubt.

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