I like to refer to poetry as a gateway to my personal island. It allows me to express my thoughts and emotions in a creative, intimate way. The true beauty is when I can share the way I think with the not only my friends and family but the world. A few words can say a lot.
Many view poetry as just a style of writing; however, it is much more than that. When you write a piece of poetry, many new ideas can be formed. It is almost like a lens; how you see a topic may be viewed from a different perspective by someone else. With the art of poetry, you are offered the opportunity to view topics from others lenses.
As of this year (2018), I can definitely say that I have had many inspirations in my life … one of them being my language arts teacher. She introduced the true beauty of poetry and how it can spread an impactful message to the reader. Another inspiration of mine is my parents, who always encourage me to keep growing and learning new ideas. They have always supported me, and I will always appreciate that.
This all leads to the overall question: Why write poetry? There are many reasons one can write poetry. Maybe to express emotions impossible to be shown through another form or to cope with a situation in a peaceful way; it could even be to tell a good story in a unique format. Somebody else could be writing poetry to simply develop their skills as a writer and overall enjoy the art of this style of writing. Really, there is no exact reason for this question. There is no right or wrong answer. Each writer has their own story about why they started to write poetry … and I can assure you each one is special in their own way.