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:

A Dark Art

A dark palette was used to compose you
a black thread weaved through every fiber of your being
like poisonous venom corrupting every cell with in you
a stench permeating through your pores
Wallowing in your own self-hatred, not being content
you spread this plague by planting black seeds
using your corrupted mind and venomous tongue you slave beneath the sun
the driving need to produce weeds to choke out the life that surround you
Discontenting those who are content has become your life's work
an art form you've created, infectious misery
painting insecurity and awkwardness in brilliant colors
treating any new one you meet like a blank canvas

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