Monday, 1 May 2017

Writing Poetry

 

It all started in a Citizenship class that I was having in Year 7. That was when I discovered the passion that I have for poetry.
 
I'm not talking about the Shakespeare or Jane Austen type here (no disrespect), but I mean modern poetry and the fact that it's a way in which I can express even my deepest thoughts.  
 
With many things in my life, particularly relationships and personal struggles, I always used to feel helpless, because I didn't know how I was supposed to deal with them. When I had a particular Citizenship lesson one day, I got the chance to write a poem to see what I could come up with. To my surprise, I was actually more skilled at it than I had originally thought.
 
After that, I gradually began writing poetry more and more regularly. It didn't necessarily always rhyme, but it told a story straight from the heart. It was raw, it was emotional, it was real.
 
For the past 3 years, I've been writing poems whenever I've felt the need to express emotions or reflect on experiences. I'm not going to lie, most of them are romantic or about a particular ex that I've struggled to move on from, but that's just because upsetting poems about love and breakups are much easier to write from the heart and the honesty is often valued much more than sugar-coated rubbish.
 
If any of you do struggle with your emotions or you find it difficult to process certain things, I'd definitely suggest writing them down. Whenever a thought comes to mind, just write it down. You don't have to turn it into a Shakespeare inspired piece, but poetry really can be anything that you make it. Even just writing a few lines about how sad your feeling could count as a poem! Writing can be really therapeutic and it can help you to come to terms with your thoughts and then find the words to tell the people that you love and care about most.
 
Depending on what all of you think, I would be more than happy to share some of my poems with you in the future. I do have a poetry account, but I haven't been brave enough to make that public just yet, so you will have to try and encourage me if that's something that you'd want to see! If enough people would be interested, then I suppose I could consider it!
 
Do you read/write poetry? What do you think about using it as a form of self-expression?
 
Lots of love always,
 
 
 

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