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:


My whole world churns,
And swings in livid motion,
I hear the hum of existence,
It's ringing in my ears.
Here I am to see the morning once more,
Sun viciously beating down on me,
And the song it plays, an ode
Or melody to the tune of my soul.
Reality furls out before me,
Surreal it plays accross my flesh-toned senses,
Talons dragging, leaving bloody tracks
As it crawls out along my path.
The heart it pounds like coffin nails,
Remembering what life is like,
Wishing merely to wander,
Within the absence of sleep.
My eyes hunger, briefly twitching
Shifting nervously accross what this new light reveals,
They bite the mind - their feeding hand,
In keeping their mouths open.
My tongue is held in place,
For the fear it might make noise,
So my trembling fingers do the talking,
And scream until they cough up blood.
Here I am, slumberless and clinging
grasping for my consciousness,
Finally awake, I bear witness
To what occurs when I am not...
And I realize... I want to go to sleep.

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