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:

You took all that I have, but not my pride.

You weren’t always the controlling type,
At least not in the beginning.
Because you were four years older, I reluctantly ran to you
pouring my heart out about my abusive relationship.
Your kind, perfect eyes led me to want more.
I followed you hoping to find comfort,
And comfort is not the only thing I found.
You quickly learned my weaknesses and everything I loved.
Flattering me with compliments,
my pale cheeks would turn rosy.
Long night phone calls and meaningful letters
You spoke to me in a language I never heard before.
You showed me another part of life that I have not yet entered.
Taking advantage of my youth, you pushed your way into my heart
And made moves too quickly for me to disregard.
Betraying my past relationship of two years I am left behind
To kick my mistaken shadows.
Living in my guilt, you give me your love,
Even though we both know your love caused my depression.
You became more controlling and determined to lock me up.
To lock me away from the world and away from happiness.
Trying to walk away, I fell into a ditch too deep to get out of.
You constantly scolded me for your problematic life and your mess ups.
My voice decreases and I lose all sense of reasoning.
The louder you scream
The more I cry.
I become hidden.
The once indescribable feelings I had for you
Are replaced with alcohol.
My uncontrollable actions lead to a life of chaos and loneliness.
While you cut me with your words I pack up my belongings
Hate me for all the things I didn’t say to you
Because now you are left alone.
I'm heading for a new hope.

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