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:

yellow rose death

A yellow rose death
like a garden party
The petals muffling
tears of a widow, a child
and Rhapsody in Blue
contrasting awkwardly
against the eulogy
where names aren't read
A lifetime of co-workers
paying silent respects
Funeral detail
old men with tired faces
wondering when they are next
Rifle-shot, flag-raised,
taps played death
"Farewell friend, farewell"
Taking secrets to the grave

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