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:

Living a Lie

Been keeping a secret for so many years,
And nobody's none the wiser.
I act it all out, costume and all,
The way I've practised through life.
I look around anxiously to see if my cover is fading.
Desperate for them to think I fit in,
Or I’ll be stripped of all meaning.
Act like I don’t care,
As it’ll always be there,
At the back of my mind just screaming,
“You Liar…You fake”
It’s as though I self hate,
For something that could have been avoided.

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