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:

Growing Up (7 to 12)

When your heroes grow frail and die,
When pixies and fairies no longer fly.
When days aren’t long, or half as fun,
When your favourite toys no longer run.
When you find that Santa isn’t real,
When wonder comes over that next meal.
When you grandparents utter that perpetual sigh,
When you see that dad has the occasional cry.
When you realise your family's faults and fumbles,
yet on with life we all stumble.

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