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:

Goals of Help

Here's a child,
Born into a disfunctional family.
Being abused physically and emotionally,
Having a family background,
They wish they never had.
So he grows up to be someone,
Someone different from his family.
Now he has to maintain this goal,
This goal not to be his family.
Not to abuse, drink, smoke,
Not to be a druggie, murderer, suicidal.
But they have it too,
Running through their blood.
Getting harder each day,
Trying to keep his goal.
But this innocent soul is losing,
Losing his grasp on his main goal,
His life... friends... himself!
This innocent soul is broken and torn out!
Now he has one chance,
One chance at keeping his remaining pieces.
One chance to be put back together,
With a little tweak to change him.
His one chance is now love,
One he's holding on to,
Barely keeping him alive.
Trying to make this work,
Trying to live life again.
After being crushed!
And now realizing,
He is pleading for help, silently!
But it's muffled in pain,
Pain that no one can see,
Only to see in his eyes.
This plead for help.

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