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:


My heart slows down, muscles relax, eyes close
I am most vulnerable, a perfect prey
Hazy blue atmosphere beclouds the true
Nature of a torrent that comes my way
Through eyelids closed I see the sky change tone
Her air grows cool upon my undressed skin
Will it pass or should I find asylum
I can barely retreat before she rolls in
Brace for a lashing without reasoning
Her amassed energy sprays forth on all
Who dare struggle against her pent up gales
Wise old sailors know to avoid this squall
In my youth the storms took me by surprise
Now I see them coming but still don’t know why

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