Why I Write Poems

I have started writing a lot of poems recently and hope that you find them as enjoyable as I do. Having fun with writing is the most important thing an author/blogger can have.

The idea is to read more, gain experience and learn how to write good things, then find inspiration personal to myself, to create fantastic poems. But in reality, I seem to just think of a cool story/scenario and make a poem out of it!

I’ve been greatly inspired by my cat named Ponyo, a fish tank of aquatic-beings, as well as every-day surroundings. I mostly hope that you will find one that makes you laugh!

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Ponyo and Bob the Catfish

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 passion or are unable to find the motivation towards writing poems.

Nobody can say poetry doesn’t 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. The ideas are there, they just have to be explored for a few minutes, to find a deeper understanding to how you feel and interact with the world.

I aim to express the situations that I have been in to show you that even the darkest of situations can be sculptured, to invent something new. Just like wearing a yellow traffic cone in the rain to avoid getting soaked. These situations are also proven turning-points. When something drastic happens, you come to realise that what you have achieved in your life comes mostly from the mistakes you have made.

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

Are you feeling blue on a rainy day?

Is there anything around you,

To make the rain go away?

 

Getting soaked in the morning cold,

Rain floods heavily, left-

Suffering til Dusk, damp as mould.

 

Umbrella is lost? What’s over there?

Something yellow, and cone shaped…

It’s giving a vacant glare.

 

Putting the item on top of your head,

Free from the evil, at last!

You’ll be home and dry when going to bed.

It’s important to accept, when writing poetry, that what actually happened, may not be what’s said in the poem. Despite wanting people to understand what you have to say, or to carry out the story chronologically, there will be times when you just 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! Just have fun with your thoughts and hope that others can find a bit of themselves somewhere between the lines. It’s necessary that you find a connection with your readers; to keep them enticed and want to read more of your works.

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

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Credit- Shutterstock user: Fotokostic

It’s absolutely nothing like the real situation, though! 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.

 

 

 

 

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