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:

Broken bones
rattlesnakes

I used to think that my arms were those of the willow tree
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Flexible yet more than willing to put its tendril fingers in the powerful stream
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I used to think I was the same girl who adorned herself in mistakes
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Colourful bowerbird bracelets and an ankh around every circle
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And I took my able self into a basement of concrete
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and without fear
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I fell and I fell and I fell, although that makes it seem like it lasted forever
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When in a fickle heartbeat my invisible bones
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They were twisted and prone
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I have always tried to be beyond inertia
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Still I have always been an unrealistic yet spirited observer
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A man once told me that in spite of his crushing weight, I remained
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A curiously flexible and strong seed
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the unlikely strength in a sapling willow tree
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Without the obvious consideration of how the gentle greenstick was twisting me
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