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 start of spring makes everyone hot and bothered
I lay in bed thinking about everything and nothing
all at once
as a cacophony of sounds swallow me up
outside; the newly-homed-for-spring-time cicadas and crickets create a clamor
competing to reach the highest decibel
just as the two sets of laughter, possibly due to the humidity, does
upstairs; a loud clap of laughter almost identical to the thunder minutes ago
which both resulted in zero water drops
downstairs; murmurs, sounds,
ones that my brain cannot understand
accompanied by a rusty pianist attempting to play to the tune of “Jesus loves me”
the obviously flawed notes clash with the distant sound of police sirens
all of this at once and everyone has someone
and yet here I am, accompanied by no one
my thoughts are thunder and for me it always brings rain

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