More Than Just Words

Crystal - Newark, Delaware
Entered on February 26, 2007

Age Group: Under 18
Themes: creativity

All I need is something to write on, something to write with, and some inspiration for me to create a poem of my own. Ever since I was 11 years old, my poetry has been with me throughout all my ups and downs. Whenever I have the chance or feel like writing, I write a poem. Whatever I am feeling, whether it is joyful, depressed, or angry, I will say it all out to my poetry. I always know that I can run to my poetry when I need a place to be free. I am speaking as if my poetry is my best friend or a certain place that is just for me to release my inner self. Nevertheless, my poetry is all always there when I need him. This is why I believe that my poetry is more than just words. It is a person I can tell anything to and place where my freedom lies.

Many people say I was born a poet or that I have a wonderful gift. I say that I just write from what I see and what’s inside of me. It is brilliant to me that I can take my words and create my poetry into a person. I can give this person qualities and characteristics that no one else has just by my style of reading my poems. He is unique from his font to his stanzas to his overall meaning. He has an ability of his own which is the impact he gives to other individuals when he is read. He can affect many people or just one person. It depends on how I treat him, my poetry, which is the person I create and influence.

I take the time to wonder, “Where would I go without my poetry?” I feel that there is no place on earth that can make me feel at home other than my poetry. For me, having no poetry is just like being homeless. If I have my poetry, then I have a place of security. Nobody can tell me what to do because I own this home. I am the owner of my poetry. This is where I want to live for the rest of my life, in my poetry.

I believe that my poetry is more than just words. It will be my husband and the place where I will live free.