So I wanted to write this post as a checkpoint for myself in order to document how my journey is going with poetry. I’m not the most educated person, having only completed secondary school, but I’ve been self-teaching over the past few years in order to hone in on my poetry skills.
I’ve still got a long way to go, I’m not the best at utilising poetic techniques in my work, but I think when it comes to hobbies we can often be driven to monetise them and feel as though we need to be ‘good’ (I use the word good subjectively) at them in order for them to be perceived as being worth our time. Darn capitalism.
I’m not the best poet by a long shot, and I don’t claim to be particularly good at what I do, my main goal with poetry is to work through my emotions, experiences, thoughts and feelings in a healthy way. It’s become such a healthy coping mechanism for me that I don’t know what I’d do without it.
Lately, I’ve been stuck for inspiration because my emotions are primarily positive ones. It’s a strange feeling, but I find it most difficult to write about happy experiences as I’m so used to needing to work through the painful emotions.
I’m not complaining, but I would quite like to be able to write happy poetry soon enough and I’m hoping I’ll be able to find the words to best articulate the emotions I’m currently experiencing, other than the word serendipity.
In the mean time, I’ll be posting some older works, mainly about heartbreak over on my Instagram account and working on presenting them in different ways. So, if you want to follow along on my poetry journey then feel free to give my Instagram a follow.
Until next time,