I feel too deeply... too much. I write to release the emotions within before my mind explodes from the weight. I write poetry. I write for me.
Sometimes the words burst forth brought on by inspiration. Sometimes they form slowly and carefully weaving their way through my body; finding their way onto paper. My thoughts, my fears, my whole life written in stanzas, or however I please. Then... I share them with you.
You must read slowly for every word ways heavy with meaning. It bears my heart; my soul. A journal of sorts. A not so secret diary. A peek inside my head. Every word should be read as if it was the most important on the page. For me... it was. To bring them together is to form a symphony of emotion. Playing and replaying a memory. The story of the author.
These poems that I present are the story of me.
Think upon them. Learn from them. What emotions do they stir? For everyone it's different and I'm o.k. with that. As long as you go away with a new perspective.
What is poetry for you?