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 different father

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

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