What Poetry Taught Me

Mental wellness has clouded my mind,

But poetry has been there for me, 

and taught me how to be kind. 

To use my words to fight a patriarchial power, 

To not be harsh, 

To not be sour.

Poetry gave me the freedom to truly be me. 

I didn't have to fit into a scene, 

I could just be. 

Poetry gave me the outlet for my sadness. 

It gave me a way to express myself.

With poetry, I never felt like I was less.

Thank you poetry, you really are the best. 

I thank you with all my heart, 

With every shred of my chest. 

This poem is about: 
Me

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