poetry critical

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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:

That Heartbreak Face
skudge

go away, take your heartbreak face
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take your prescription pill habit
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and your blue-ribbon lack of grace.
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and What's on the other side of the mirror hanging on your bathroom wall?
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and Don't you know no one wants to be there to catch you or to break your fall?
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no energy, no excited craze
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and no peace, no soft contented quiet;
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we live in a drunken haze,
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a vaguely "lose-lose" situation, a
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dreaming, drowning place.
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When the old photos are lost,
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Will you still know what to do?
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will you still know what you looked like or
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what you always felt, always knew?
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These days, these ways,
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They rob us of our leisurely pace, our
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Calm, slow way of remembering—
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a 'breathe in, breathe out' kind of laze.
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stuck in the dirty brown leaves lining the gutter;
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you've forgotten how to stop telling lies, how to
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just Look up,
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and find the sky.
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