I wrote my first poem when I was in the 8th grade. My parents took me on a trip where there was nothing for me to do and I was stressing as a young teenager over my friendship. So because I had nothing better to do, I decided to write a poem to heal our friendship. I was really impressed with my work and shared it with her. She then shared it with everyone else and everybody kept saying how great the poem was.
As I grew into the world of poetry, I realized that it's a need for me. I am such an analytical person so I'm always thinking. I find myself not sleeping because I'm thinking about everything I need to do and everything that happened throughout the day. There are many times where I've gotten out of bed to do whatever needed to be done because I didn't want to forget and my mind wouldn't let me sleep because I told it not to forget. LOL
So whenever I write poetry, it's a way for me to release those thoughts that somehow turn into a beautiful piece of art. As I spent a few months writing my first poetry book, Love's Diary, I had more energy, my mind felt relaxed and my soul felt complete. When writing poetry, it's more about releasing stress that you may not even realize you have.
Even if you never write a poem in your life, simply reading and listening to poetry will feed your soul. Everyone either reads or listens to poetry almost everyday but they don't even realize it. The Bible and music both have elements of poetry and many people frequently refer to music and the Bible when they are stressed.
There is such a large variety of poetry styles and there are poems for everything. If you don't think you'll ever write a poem, I at least would like for you to read a few poems that are relative to your current struggles and attempt to truly capture what the poet is saying. I will be surprised if your mind and your soul do not feel peaceful for a moment.
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