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April is National Poetry Month in the United States, and so that’s today’s topic! Some of my favorite poetry comes from Walt Whitman, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Fernando Pessoa, E.E. Cummings, and Rupi Kaur. They all have their unique styles and come from various locations and times in history, and yet they all have poems that really speak to my soul. Isn’t that part of what makes poetry so wonderful?
My friend Suzanne is really great at writing poetry. She can turn her emotions and thoughts into some beautiful combinations of words. As for me, I can honestly say that most of my poetry is just plain mediocre and lame. Writing poems doesn’t come naturally to me, and the more I work at it, the more I feel like I’m forcing it. As a writer, that’s not a good feeling for me. Every once in a while though, I do come up with a poem that’s not completely awful, and I’m including one below. I wrote this one a few years back, when I was having some gloriously beautiful, and yet disappointingly harsh moments in my life.
Journeys of the heart and mind
Rarely seem to coexist,
But I will keep persevering.
If you think about it,
Life really makes no sense at all;
You just have to have faith and courage.
Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by! ❤