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:

Learning to Ride Saltwater Tides

You float on my thoughts
like blueberries in a bowl
of white crème;
a little sweet,
a little froth,
many shades of blue.
I try to float with you
but I sink every time
I remember the way
your eyes locked on mine
when you said, “This is not
a fairy tale and you
are not a child.”
I watch the current of time
sweeping you away,
day by lonely day,
wishing I had learned to swim
as well as I have learned to weep.

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