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:

If We Could Speak

Legs and feet are numb.
I walk on ice, tongues
cut off. We will not speak
words. Our eyes
stare as stone. Fixated,
frozen pupils, daggers
of our fate as friends.
Our sterile tongues
cut off. We cannot speak
words. We cannot speak
at all because pride
is better than friends; always
easier to be firm than
crumble into an apology.
to let go, wouldn't you say?
Oh, only if we could speak.

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