Hello, stranger. I’m not a professional by any means. I’m just a guy with anxiety, PTSD, and oftentimes crippling depression and OCD. I have self worth issues and have done and seen terrible things, and writing here gives me a much needed resource for self care. You can probably follow the ups and downs of my life for the past few years by going through these poems. Suffice it to say that even when it seems like I’m at the end of a literal rope, I’m rising above my own hell, and I hope someone reads these and somehow feels more empowered, or at least encouraged, to fight back against the unfairness of the world. You’re better than you think you are, and you deserve more than what’s given to you. And for those who follow me and never see any attention from me personally, don’t worry, it keeps me up at night. It’s an OCD thing. I’m not often feeling well enough to venture out to soak up new content, and I apologize. I’m working on it. Regardless of that one-sidedness, I’m up past 60000 visits to my page, and I want to take the time to thank those who follow me directly, as well as those who view my poems in passing. It does not go undetected or unappreciated, truly. Thank you for your support. I hope you all find whatever you’re looking for.
I have been a hopeless romantic since I was a young boy. I have always been drawn to relationships and the experience of love. The exhilaration and emotions that flood into and coarse through those that are in love is the most intoxicating feeling possible, at least in my opinion. As you read these poems, you are reading my story. I write about my thoughts, my feelings, and my experiences. Forgive me if my writings are not of your flavor as I never did read much poetry from others.
I am from Cecina in Tuscany, Italy. I moved to Davis, California, in 2009. My life experience in Davis has inspired many of my recent poems. I write my poetry only in Italian language. During the last few summer seasons I have been actively sharing my poems in Tuscany where I participate frequently in cultural and poetry events. As a child, after recognizing that I had a gift for poetry, my parents submitted my work in a variety of different contests. In 1989 I won my first prize. Starting in 1998, I published my poetry in newspapers and magazines, mostly in the area of Tuscany where I was raised. My first book, "Sono un Angelo Dimenticato," was published in 1998 from Ed.La Palma; in 2008 a second book, called "Nessuna Musa di Cristallo” was also published. My poem “Sto per lasciare tutto “(English version: “I’m about to leave everything”) was published in USA, for the Davis Poetry Book 2011. My books: "Extreme Fishing" 2011, "I colori dentro" 2016, both available on Amazon. "Sospesa fra due mondi" was published in Italy by Mds Editore, 2019.
I was born in Hamilton, Ohio, in 1925, a confession that I am an old geezer. I served in the infantry during World War II, was wounded and discharged in 1946. I then obtained a B.A. degree with honors in English in 1949. Subsequently I taught in Cincinnati public schools and at the University of Cincinnati for the next 35 years. My poetry has appeared in: * Wall Street Journal * Hellas * Lyric * Envoi * Midwest Poetry Review (a sonnet won awards) * Aethlon * Light * Poet's View * Classical Outlook * Mind over Matter Several books have been self-published but Wormwood and Whines, a compilation of many of my poems, was published by Superior Books in 1999.
Not your average Joe, but what some call a weird, funny, talented and outgoing person. I am a young poet, with dreams to spread my word and perspective around the world. To get my views out and to BE HEARD. Hopefully my words widen the eyes of the strong, weak and ignorant. Expression? I love it.
Hello, To all yea warrior poets of old, I say "hail!" I have been a fond fan of poetry my whole life, and have written and published a self-made poet's dream book about everything I love. Please check it out and check the link; I'm an up and coming writer and wish to spread the good words of my work to many people, God willing you will like what I've done :) I hope you enjoy my verses, if you want more my title "Life, Death, and Everything Else" is available on amazon and createspace and is listed on both, print on demand. Thank you! http://sarospoetry.blogspot.com/ This is the link in case you love what I've done and wish to own the full book, it is 13.95 and 350 pages. Here's the link: https://www.createspace.com/4845662
Since as long as I can remember writing has been my escape from insanity. It is my one safe place where all the puzzle pieces fit. From an early age I fell in love with the written word. When I first learned to read I found my lifelong best friend. I can still remember reading poems from Shel Silverstein and being so enthralled that I was just read each and every poem over and over until I had every line of every poem memorized. It didn't take long before I too learned the power was not limited to others words, thoughts, and ideas. Books have always been my inspiration, but I quickly realized I didn't just want to read others words but I wanted to be the words read by others. I wanted to be that voice that inspired others. Writing has always been an innate part of my being and I know this will never change. It is the escape with my pen that has shown me who I am and who I want to be. I hope I can one day inspire others with my passion for the written word just as I was that first time I picked up a book and fell in love. My poems are sometimes dark, often reflecting the shadows in my heart, because I refuse to be dishonest with myself, but there is always light waiting for me when all the lies are gone. I'm truly blessed to have writing as a friend.
Hi My name is Chyree. I have four children 2 girls 2 boys. After losing their father my husband Joshua in May 2013 to suicide I have found writing poetry a tremendous way to release my feelings. I find it very comforting. I am now engaged to a wonderful man and he inspires my poems now ♥️
I am a 24 year old female who grew up in the custody of the state I have bi-polar , PTSD an depression I have been threw hell but I have managed to survive an make it day to day I love music an dancing I love to read an enjoy life I believe everything happens for a reason an to not give up