Poetry is...

July 2, 2008
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Poetry is
A very different
Experience
Than anything else, because it is
A strong overflowing;
A stream of conscioiusness.
In which you can
Express yourself
Freely and without
Restraint.

I used to
Think
That poetry was a
Strictly metered art,
With rules that cannot
Be infringed at all.
But now-
A realization-
It can be anything,
With rhyme, rhythm, or
No.

Now poetry
Is a joy, not a
punishment,
To be used at any
Moment.
And often I
Would make a poem
When I feel especially
Inspired,
And just pour it all
Back onto paper,
In a poem.

I have often found
That my poems are
More dark verse than
Light limerick.
And maybe that
Is what reflects
From deep inside-
Thoughts about
Life in general
That are not as innocent
Or shallow
As they seem.

Then poetry becomes
A stress reliever
Something where
I could vent my thoughts
Without judgement.

And maybe that is
The true purpose
Of poetry-
To express and be
Expressed.
Flow out
My feelings
And bloom free
Of inhibitions.
And I think
That type of poetry
-to me at least-
Is the most potent of all.





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