Should I Tell Them

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.

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3 Responses to Should I Tell Them

  1. Sonali says:

    I understand. My family and friends know that I write poetry but I don’t let them read any of it ( which isn’t really hard because they aren’t interested anyway XD) They think it’s just a waste of time, something that I’ll get over with time and it actually pains me when the people closest to me, see something so important for me in that way. And that’s why I don’t let them read any of it.

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