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:

"Do Over!!"

As children playing four square,
a bad serve was no cause for concern
“Do over!!” we’d yell, knowing
that was all it took
to abolish the mistake.
Now, as adults, the
past is indelible,
and our mistakes
coil tendrils ‘round our ankles;
clinging, growing stronger with
time, and each step covers
less ground, until we are
rooted by regret, and guilt
forms like moss on our limbs.
Petrified, I stand
my eyes wide, and
skull reverberating
with my silent screams;
“Do over!!”

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