Yes, this is my first actual post on this blog. At the moment, it is set to only allow me to view it, that is, until such time that I can let down my guard and let others come on in and test the water. 🙂
Poetry has always been a great release for me, allowing the feelings to flow without others putting me down for having such thoughts. It also allowed me to deal with those feelings in the best way I could at the moment the poem was written. This is still true today as an adult however its use is different to me. Now I understand how to deal with basic emotions just through the thought process alone… I don’t need to write it down. How I find it useful now is to tap into thoughts and feelings I don’t know I’m having. I can sit and write a poem based on a prompt from someone else or I can just write and see where the words lead me.
Today I am more inclined to write dark poetry and more often than not, it tells a story… free verse and in some rare instances, prose. I can and do write formed poetry but since I usually write with no structure in mind, I am often left with free verse. Every now and then I challenge myself with a structured poem.