|Reviewed by Cryssa C
|I can SO relate! :)
|Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
|Deep incite into your inner self.....M|
|Reviewed by m j hollingshead
|Reviewed by Laurie Lonsdale (Reader)
|Well said. No doubt, writing is therapeutic.... and a hell of a lot cheaper than a shrink.|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|we write to make sense of the world and write so the world can make sense of us ...
excellent analysis of poetry in respect to self ...
|Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg
|Reviewed by Robert Blackwell
|I shall put this one into my library to meditate on from time to time.|
|Reviewed by Barbara Smith
|Writers have words they need to spew out to cleanse their thoughts and face the dilemma's that face us in life...what a better way than to write them down and share them with the world. We may misspell a word or punctuate in the wrong place but at least we don't sit still and not let our voices be heard. Grammar errors and punctuations can be corrected but words that need to be heard from a writer will never be heard if not shared with the world. This poem should give a writer a reason to be heard...thanks for sharing.|
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|Thank you! You have put into this what almost all poets feel but don't often know how to express to other non-poets. Poetry to a poet is their life and whether they imitate the poetry or it imitates them it is still their heart and soul poured out for all to see. Well done with this one.
|Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
|You know Karen I use to speculate and write poems and articles on why I write. and sometimes still do, but the more I think about my adventure into writing the more I see the truth on why I write. Basically I just faced the facts. All my life writing called me, it was like a voice in the dark or on my shoulder. I always resisted going public out of shyness and insecurities. Then there was my problems with English grammar that always hit me like a hammer. When I first moved to Baltimore I would go to the libraries to try and find books on how to write a book but never found any like I was looking for. So eventually I gave up. Then one day it hit me that I still wanted to write a book but the insecrities started playing in.
The smartest and best thing I ever did was cop an attitude. I told myself I was going to write a book, right or wrong, right or wrong it was going to be written. So I got to work on it not even knowing basically about how to write. I simply went on common sense and organization. Introduction, body, conclusion and creativity. Along with a few more things like chronological order. The first book I wrote I broke all the normal rules of writing, like getting proof readers, and an editor. I copped an attitude again and said the hell with tradition, I decided to do it all by myself and I did. The book is now in 3 libraries that I know of.
As far as poetry is concerned, it was about the same story. I use to write songs and poems but never showed them to hardly anyone. Then one day I stumbled upon AD and the fireworks started in more ways than one.
I love writing and verse because in order to do it, you've got to have a strong attitude which is what I thrive on. I don't thrive on perfection or being right all the time. It's easy to exist when things are perfect and right but can you make it when things aren't. My attitude is, I'm going on even when things are all f'd up and not going good. I quit worrying about what others think and concentrate more on what I think. I might think some of my work is messed up but I will not let it stop me, I move on and try to improve.
Great poem you wrote, it brought a lot out of me
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|I agree wholeheartedly, Karen. And even if no one ever reads the words I write, I usually feel better for just having written them.|