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:

A different father
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Oh father of mine
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Epic words from a faded past
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What once was a cancerous open wound
 3
Screws shoved into my skin between my veins and into my bones
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Is not just a jagged old scar
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Looking to tomorrow is no longer an emotional offence
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But a chance for love, you’re just not the goal
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I no longer cry out to you for love
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I stand upon my own two feet
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The man you’ll never see before you
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No longer in search of your dyslexic approval
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Or you love you exchange for other four letter words
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Spare the rod and spoil the child
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Words tattooed on my skin by the closest object in your grasp
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No longer will I back down for your misguided love
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I have become who I am today because of you
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No passing on your sinful traits
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Becoming the difference for the children that may someday call me father
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Showing my love not with excessive force
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But with actions that will keep me in there lives forever
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I am who I am today because of you
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I choose to pass on love to my future, not hate
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So I apologize for not passing on what you passed on to me
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I choose different for myself
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