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:

Smoke and Mirror Metaphors

Tantalizing, seductive,
sinful and wicked.
The crimson of wine
cascades down your throat
and coats your lips
with the thin gloss of blood.
Blood, rich and binding,
flows through your veins-
your mortality;
your weakness.
Wine and blood.
Blood and wine.
The same deep colour
but one is a drug-
chemically influencing your body.
The other is transport
for essential oxygen.
But obsession colours
your vision and blood
and wine
is worshipped.
Predatory eyes stalk
the mouse (that’s us, dear ladies)
while shoulders roll back
with a ripple of muscles
like a waking panther.
The light slides over
the coat of fine dark hair.
A gentle purring vibrates
the very air and the feline
form pounces with claws
like curls sinking sensuously
into the still prey.
So why does loving your lad
make us all sound like
we want to snog cats?

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