What Poetry Means To Me

It all started when I lost myself. 

I wallowed in misery. 

I had no self esteem. 

I felt unloved, unworthy, and worst of all dead inside

Like I was simply existing, without living at all. 

That's when poetry found me

Lonely nights turned into nights of burning passion. 

I no longer needed to cry all the time. 

Poetry was a beautiful alternative that changed my life for the better. 

To me, being a poet means everything

It means getting to say all the words that I never thought I had the courage to say. 

It means speaking my mind and finally being heard over the noise.

It means creating a legacy through my strongest emotions and desires. 

It means finding my voice and representing us as a whole...

"Us" as in the people. The people who have been quiet for too long. 

The people who have been silently breaking, and struggling to keep it together. 

To me, poetry is a weapon

I may use it whenver I feel the need to, and I will rise. 

I will rise above every enemy, every demon, and every foe. 

With this pen and paper, I will be somebody. 



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