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.