Last night I was going through my poetry and a few short stories so I could decide what I would like to share with you all. Sometimes I forget how much poetry I've written. I kind of miss it, too. Writing poetry, that is. Most of the poems I have were written in junior high and high school. And I don't mind telling you they're pretty simple. No need to decipher each poem's meaning! In school, I always hated studying poetry mainly because I hated trying to piece it together. Just tell me what you want to say! That doesn't mean I haven't experimented with my poetry before, though. But most of mine is pretty straight forward.
So why don't I write more poetry? I have to be inspired. That's what it comes down to. It's really hard for me to sit down and say, "Okay, I'm gonna write a poem now" and do it. I have to be inspired to write about something specific. And after reviewing everything I've written in the past, most of my inspiration comes from how I'm feeling at a particular moment. It could be feelings in general or feelings about a certain event. In fact, when I sit down and read a poem of mine, I can remember exactly what I was going through at the time I wrote it. And to be honest, writing poetry was always therapeutic, especially in high school. Writing poetry was how I coped.
Anyway, I won't bore you with every single poem I've ever written. Some of them I'd rather keep hidden! But I will share poems from high school and poems I've written since then. I'm getting ready to post two that I wrote about six or seven years ago. Enjoy!