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 dog's life
crimsonkiss

Although  dog is bored, dog
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does not complain.
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An occasional sigh,
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expulsion of disgruntled breath.
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I tell him I’m bored too, but
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not enough to fetch his lead.
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He settles for a rub
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and a tickle or two. I like his composure.
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‘Pleasure is the absence of pain’  I tell him,
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and comma-like, his presence comforts me.
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He has accepted me, after abandonment,
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has stories I  will never hear, a life
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lived without and before us. We are not
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so dissimilar then. New lives constructed
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when the disappointments and the blows
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bring down the here and nows.
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He shows how it is possible, to decide
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to continue. To re-emerge, perhaps
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never to see the world the same again.
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The walks, though unfamiliar , unnerving
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still contain smells too exciting to ignore.
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