Discussion in 'Short Stories - Authors - Writing' started by cocobutterskyn, Jan 4, 2009.
What are the reason(s) you share/post your poetry?
The reasons...gee, the reasons do vary greatly. Lately it's been more of a release, though at times past, I've written because of an experience, something I saw, something I hope for...and just thinking about it just won't do, I just have to express it further. There are those times when I am having fun with words and phrases...oh so many reasons.
Hi Coco, I feel compelled to share, because it is, I believe, better to give than to recieve.
Thanks for asking.
I'm like rain many drops of reasons why one because i'm a poet and i must release
what's inside , then i share it with the world , I love to create and express myself
openly so poeticly maybe someone can feel me and understand my venture into a
world of poetry.
I could go on and on the reason why but i'll let go here .....
Hey sister! You know what I saw this thread a while back and its been in my head ever since that I would come back and respond to it once I got the chance.
I love to read. I spent almost 2 years reading here on D's site before I registered.
I remember reading you and some of the first poets that came to this board and thinking
"Now THATS good writing!"
And one of the things I appreciated most was that people were honest about their responses
Not everything was all gravy so not everything got the same kinda love
I occasionally write as a means of therapy and thats no exageration
I find the non-judgemental nature of a blank page soothing to my somewhat stifled spirit
I started to post poetry HERE on destee.com for a number of reasons.
1. I loved the vibe and wanted to participate
2. I wanted honest feedback
3. I wanted to be able to take that feedback and grow my form of expression whether it be in poetry or prose or essay etc...
I actually stopped posting for a bit sister because I felt like... i was better off responding to people than having people respond to me.
I responded to pieces with nothing but my heartfelt honest to goodness feelings and if the piece had nothing redeemable about it and I responded anyway it was probably because I had come to like the individual themself and my comment was toward them and not their piece.
But me sister... hell I started to feel like at one time 98% of the replies i got were just people not wanting to seem like they were hating on me and leaving stuff that was clear they probably hadnt read it
and the thing is sister... I'd rather have 2 real replies on a piece than 40 replies that people drop just to meet the "I do spread love" quota
I know everyone has their reasons for posting and so because why they do what they do is none of business I stay content to read and respond and try to lead by example
But the summation of all that lol is that I post poetry to share my feelings with my people
and through their reponses, learn and grow my forms of expression.
I keep a lot inside (raised that way) so being able to find the right avenues to open up and clean out my closet help me as an individual to do what I have to do day in and day out AND not lose my mind doing it lol
I write, because I have to. If I don't I'll surely die.I get these feelings inside of me similar to screaming and yelling from the inside.I have to release what's inside of me or else it feels like I may explode. I also write because I feel that poetry is healing not just to the author, but also to the people who read what the soul has written. I'm in college right now and my major is psychology; I plan to take that degree abroad some day with all of the passion and poetry in me and help to heal the broken spirits, of broken nations. I honestly feel that there is a revolution coming, and after they have fought and all of their bullets are gone. The poets of the world will rise up and hold everyone able to hear our voices or read our scribes, by their souls.
In every new note book that I purchase, before I scribe one sentence, I write this prayer "May it heal, may it comfort, my God, may help someone".
This is why I write, this is why I post, and it's the same as all the reasons, that I pray.
sista i feel you , poetry brings us to a peace within as we create writting is a release
i know what you mean without it i'll go nuts or crazy
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