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:


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

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