I have been writing poetry for a very long time. I really love the art of poetry. I love reading it and I love writing it more.
Over the many years that I have published poetry online, magazine submissions, live poetry readings , writing chap books….One thing I’ve never done is let my close friends and family know I write poetry at all. I’ve never let them read my poetry. I have a easier time expressing myself to strangers with poetry than people I know. The reason is I think the people who read my poetry see it for what it is, “art”. I think that people close to me will look at it as a “little hobby”. This is something I love, this is no little hobby.
Also I think people I know might think everything I write is about me. I write poetry with millions of things on my mind and its definitely not always about me. I get ideas from movies, music and countless other things. I do write about myself often but not always.
I personally love my poetry and how I write. I’m a fan of my work and thats really what matters to me.
When or if I tell people close to me that I’ve been writing since I was 10 years old, I can’t lie, I want them to be surprised. Maybe even a little impressed. I want them to know that even though I don’t use big words and metaphors I put my heart and soul into my poetry. Many of the poems I’ve written crying, because it’s that deep to me.
Sometimes I feel like if I let people I know into this secret world I have created it will be destroyed. Other times I feel that people need to know this side of me, so they can know who I really am.
There are things in this life that are priceless to only you. My poetry is something that is more than priceless to me and I don’t want anything to mess that up.
I don’t know what I’m going to do.