I was introduced to poetry 7th grade.
I started to understand the concept: releasing.
I write because it is an outlet for my frustration.
With the pencil in my hand I release my thoughts, fears,
and emotions onto a 8.5 by 11 inch sheet of paper.
Society is wicked and is quick to judge you.
To avoid the chagrin, I release my thoughts through poems.
I am free from judgement and my poems are
Safely read from my own eyes.
I am the beholder of my feelings and no one can change that.
As I enclose myself in the sturdy wall I built,
I make sure to secure my feelings with a lock,
And I have the key.
Poetry allows me to unravel and I feel liberated.
As I take a deep breath and look at my work,
My hopes of being a poet seem to glimmer
In the dark hole of doubt.