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:

Taking Credit

I've shattered limits, lifetimes lost
in shadows to other men's dreams, packaged
to perfection and sold on shelves
I never could've reached.  Fractions, stickers,
statements in whites, blacks - below red lines
and inside envelopes that trip on stamps
stopped by fingertips and late-night calls -
counselors selling better rates.  Protection,
pocket-sized for sanity: plastic promises
I never intend to keep.

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