Why I Write Poems

I have started writing a lot of poems recently and hope that you find them as enjoyable as I do.

I’ve been greatly inspired by my fishtank of aquatic-beings, as well as every-day things, like trees and smells of things I used to know…

They can be found on my homepage until I find a way to have different pages for different types of poems. I hope you find one that makes you laugh!

I believe a poem can be about literally anything. They say a picture holds a thousand words, well I think that a word can unlock a thousand pictures.

Poetry assists the mind and can help solve problems.

Children and teenagers seem to have a lack of inspiration towards writing poems, they think it’s “gay”.

Even if it is, nobody can say poetry doesnt help; improve a situation, figure something out, making a big decision towards change. The possibilities of what poetry can reveal about/for a person is truly endless.

I aim to express the situations that I have been in to show you, my audience, that even the darkest of situations can be taken in a light-hearted fashion. These situations are also proven turning-points. When something drastic happens, you come to realise that what you have achieved in your life are mostly made from mistakes.

As overwhelming as these times can be, you can find a strange comfort from writing the experience in different forms.

It’s important when writing poetry to not focus on what actually happened. Let your thoughts roam free.

For example; writing about a past experience that only you know or only you remember, you can make it up!

My first ever football experience in real life: I was dragged onto the pitch by a friend and stuck in goal, I fell over and got really upset. I actually turned to my mum at the time, who was a Play Leader, and she cleaned me up and got on with telling off rhe naughty kid who smashed the window with another football.

Here’s a link to my football poem: https://laurawebbpoems.wordpress.com/2017/06/23/pro-footballing-experience/

Absolutely nothing like the real situation. Maybe one day I will learn to write chronological events of a situation, and not make things up. But in my own little world of poetry: appealing to my audience, and hoping to inspire as many young teens as I can, I endeavour to make my writing as positive and inspirational as possible.

Having fun with writing is the most important thing an author can have.

Not that I consider myself as an author, yet…