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:

A SILENT SCREAM
anakdamai

A silent scream
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shrieks through her brain.
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So many other expressions
 3
already long dead.
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He asks her "why?"
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without a moments attention
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to ponder
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what her answer might be.
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She responds
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with the phantom words
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and ghostly feelings
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of an invisible stranger.
 12
Her mother always warned:
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"Give me, give me never gets.",
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but he got it all;
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everything that she held sacred inside.
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He violated,
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distorted
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and discarded it
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along with the other
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rotting, broken, items
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useless to his life.
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She gave to him
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all that her heart had to give,
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but his greed is never appeased.
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He wants more love.
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He wants her to kiss the poison
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on his glistening lips,
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in hopes
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that she'll fall down vomiting
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and dying at his feet.
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Maybe then she'd see
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that if she were
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to look up tro him
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with love in her eyes,
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the spit to her face
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wouldn't fall so quickly
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and the boot to her head
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might strike more gently.
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