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:

Lights
HisPoem

The Sun has called it a day
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and the night that follows begins
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to seep into the air in ever stronger waves
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the evening darkens,
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but will not be complete
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lightning bugs turn on their lights
 6
and get to work,
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car lights blink on suddenly
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without a second thought, and go their way
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and all along the power lines
 10
I see their warning lights come on,
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then strings of  streetlights, along the road
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wake up and begin to shine
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just strong enough, each one
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just bright enough to do their job
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for all us tiny creatures
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none would think they had the power
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to banish the night
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but only to be islands in the darkness
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and beacons to those who need them
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and  a promise to all who wait for the morning
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