Oh, you are... are you? Write a humorous free verse or free style poem about YOU, as though you are talking to yourself! Recommended (but not required) that you start every stanza (except your last stanza) with "You are..." . You may start your last stanza with whatever you choose. Your poem can be of any length and genre.
Wise words conveyed in this particular piece, appreciated by those who write more, enduring them the scratch and the rush of presenting a viewpoint worthy of statement. I found all these valued aspects in this read. All views stated in my opinion.
A very well-written poem about uplifting not only yourself but also the reader or listener when we use words that draw them to the brighter side of life where they can see the sun is still shining behind the clouds.
Great! So true, words can mean so much to others. Your words can put a smile on someone's face or bring a tear of unhappiness or pain. Your poem is easy reading and the subject is very clear. Thanks for sharing!
I love your poem. First, I like your play on words"human race" as people and as a race in time.
Your rhymes really flow. I am going to bookmark your poem so I can read it when I'm experiencing a dry spell in writing.
Good luck with all your writing.
Another beautiful poem of yours. I like the simplicity of your structure and how nicely it rhymes and flows, almost like floating on the quiet ocean. I am new to poetry, but each time I read yours, I like it a lot and I am drawn to your style.
It's a lovely message within a well expressed 'ars poetica' piece that defines what writing means to you and urges others to use their creativity to lift their spirit.
You explain that you are painting many facets of the human experience with your poems, then you go into the function of poetry (truth searching, etc) that ultimately gives you joy. It ends with an advice:
"If you find yourself feeling low
and life for you has lost it's glow,
grab pen and paper, that's the way
to raise your hopes and light your days.
When my son died in a car wreck, since I was a newspaper columnist, my pastor invited me to chronicle my grief through a monthly piece in our church newsletter. It was the most therapeutic thing I did during that first year of grief. Writing, getting it down on paper (Or a screen) definitely helps you see where you are and move beyond.