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:

Night walk

Returning from the warm-up bunker
soup and coffee in one hand
M-16 in the other
halted at every hole
password given
lights of the fence
guiding my way
getting to the last light
movement corner of my eye
I turn to see
little knee highed deer
just looking at me
he standing unafraid
quietly I empty my hands
try to load the 16
grease is froze
this not Viet Nam
pulling the magazine
I chamber one round
look to see him leaving
walking with no cares
he disappears in bushes
I fire anyway
and hear a scream
like a mortally wounded woman
I continue on
and get to my position
in time to hear radio crackling
"who fired that round".....

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