Throughout elementary school, poetry was just another thing to read.
I didn't like it at first, it was a tedious deed.
Back then, I was and even still am a shy child.
A quiet one, who's imagination was and still is wild.
There were so many things I wanted to say.
Yet too shy to speak up, I just stayed away.
Up until now, reading and writing poetry has been my secret release.
Though I still am shy, creativity gives me a sense of peace.
The emotions spoken word just couldn't explain
Are written in poetic form, no longer in vain.
I don't write for my benefit alone.
I also write to inspire people, to make more smiles besides my own.
I'd rather let someone else have joy before I get mine.
And I hope to stir the dormant happiness in others, line by line.