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!

Poetry Critical 2.0

Hey guys, Donald here.

In a few weeks, this site will be 9 years old. 9 years! And I still know some of the earliest submissions by heart.

But, boy. That’s like 102 in web-years. So it’s time for something new. I’m building that something now with my nights-and-weekend minutes (and plenty of coffee). Buy me a cup?

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Random Poem:

Accompany Me in the Silence
Alethophobia

grab the hand that is outstretched
 1
from rays of sun
 2
raise your voice and rant
 3
at this series of thoughts made of red clay.
 4
 
 
bake with me an imagination cake in chaotic rooms
 5
start with a sugar based batter as you step forth and cheer
 6
licking the chocolate covered wooden spoon
 7
that will one day be served as silverware for our last meal.
 8
 
 
ask the world why they cry
 9
bend over backwards trying to find a whisper among the screams
 10
the surrender of our souls when we pound the floors wanting to fly
 11
away to somewhere beyond a rainbow in our dreams.
 12
 
 
walk with me over the roaring rivers
 13
our sneakers touching the dry water
 14
sewing buttons to attach our souls to our shirts like name tags as we shiver
 15
those tiny metal monopoly dogs collected in the dust to barter.
 16
 
 
accompany me in the silence
 17
stare off into the dooming darkness our minds ever reeling
 18
faint voices in the distance ask us if we are happy and hence
 19
laughter bursts out inside of us as we start counting cracks in the ceiling
 20
 
 
lie in the grass and stare at the sky
 21
thinking about nothing yet receiving resistance
 22
looking for patterns in all of these lies
 23
reasons to listen to the thunder in the distance.
 24
 
 
a better life instead of all this silence
 25
Marked by the concrete tears that fall from the heavens yet are just beyond your reach
 26
The suffocating air full of understanding tells you all you have to do is have reliance
 27
upon a friend as you walk towards the setting sun on a dying beach
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