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:

Hold your breath

Heart's aching remembering the feelings that dissipated under my pressure.
I thought it'd turn from coal to diamond.
The coal remains, the hope scatters;
To have a heart, to feel your touch...
Darkness creeps over in a massacre.
I have no dreams of you.
Yet your dreams haunt my every waking moment;
I never much cared for living cognizant anyways.
Those nights you said my eyes were mystical
you called me a witch that had cast a spell.
These are not my reality.
You are not a part of me, anymore.
Stop the taunting, teasing, breathing...
Hold the air deep in your lungs til you burst
and I'll be on the other side,
wishing you were waiting there for me.

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