“Heaven shines thru the eyes of the wicked” —The Phoenix, Raven,Snake,Queen –C.R.S... For my bio in poetical terms read my poems The Phoenix The raven The Snake and The Queen I lose hope in my poetry twice a year or so...and think I'm a failure at writing..this is probably normal of us poets...so I disappear for awhile and then I come back stronger... down there is other pointless stuff id doubt anyone will want to read :) WHAT MY POETRY IS TO ME:(or what my poetry is about) poetry is my passion...or i should say just one of my many...I express problems of the soul, psyche, philosophy and revelation of the spirit through poetry ...the historical battle.. and revolution of the mind and generation of today..i can be introspective and my poetry is ever so slightly intellectual ...but to be honest its not intellectual enough..because honestly I'm not much of an intellectual..however i am somewhat a philosopher even if my philosophy isn't exactly intelligent ..also addiction and substance abuse which is one thing unlike the rest.. i almost fully understand...and in no way is that a cool thing..foolish, juvenile and ruin of life...hopefully people see that... and then i love to write of historical things that are somewhat morbid ....and without trying write of savage obsession...possession almost vampiric In nature...love... Those are many of my pieces..I touch on the chaos of the spirit or at least mine and I am a huge apocalyptic writer....it does not mean i believe the end of the world is nigh...i just find it fascinating and terrifying....so fun in other words...alot of fate in my poetry...and destiny ..i choose fate over destiny because it is a pretty word to make fate seem a little less intense ... The soul itself is ancient and I believe somewhere I can express something of yesterday .. I love poetry to be deeply psychological, raw , intense, passionate and elegant ...i write of the loss of innocence...and the loss of sanity..at least the insanity that i know of..there are many levels and types of insanity..and I'm sure everyone of us has one..as poets i can almost promise it...I love writing of anything from the mind which constantly is probing taboo and trying to help myself and others see it from the side that understand it. (I've yet to put that on here but i may when i feel out everyone more)..also the parts of the soul that many try to forget they have i like to write about and try to pull out ..anything forbidden or forgotten ..burial grounds .. Scenes of murder ...cemeteries you know like all of us poets or at least the ones i know..hehe ...but who can help it ..hey i like writing about death and loss and insane asylums..once again a lot of us do ..probably because the reality and tragedy in it and we love that stuff ....but then again sometimes a cemetery is beautiful because it is silent and full of life and thats why i think poets like it ...not just because it is cold and dead, i think some get us wrong on that.. i write from anything ancient and untouched..mysterious and unknown...i love the paranormal so spirits and ghosts and hauntings frequent my poetry which i will always attach to the soul....at times my poetry can be sexual but in the way the all should understand. ***By the way the poets and poems here are the best I've ever read on a internet site .. I've deleted all my other site accounts because this one is just classy and It's like every poem I read it just amazingly realized and every poet is greatly talented ... Everyone here could teach me so much... ***BUT.... I also am in belief that many poets of My Generation simply would rather be heard than listen and want people to read there stuff but don't want to read others and learn from others .. I hope to be proven wrong .. I myself am a child of this generation and had to break free of that selfish cycle*** WHO I AM SOMEWHAT:: In my latest years I've tried to stay lighter and deviate from my former self which was dark and ugly and whiney and sad ... There's pieces of it all over my poetry when I wrote the he phoenix ect. the darker part of my Mind was taking over and I expressed it thru that ... Since then I've come back to my natural somewhat positive self ... like every poet we go in circles ... We go down and up and write of our experiences ....i understand I'm dramatic and probably should just be slapped in the face sometimes hehe...im from a small town in Texas and love it .. Everybody seems to think we are backwards and i don't know ...well don't pretend like you don't know the stereotypes ;) ...and all that but it's not true yea we got our crazies but does not everyone? ...hmm why am i talking about that now? ahem..anyways ...only there is not enough history here in the states ...i write a lot of the old world which i dramatically feel my soul transferred from ..i think a lot of poets feel reincarnated..alot of us may be old souls ...yes i sound like a nutcase and very silly and dreamy and unrealistic but strangley i also have a foot in realism and things are very real to me ...so my poetry takes on the duality i love so much ...extreme to extreme...my self portrait poem "the Pheonix The Raven The Snake and The Queen....explains me in all its lines and hints in it can be seen in all my poetry... ...but "Passion to passion heard, felt and seen Extreme to extreme, obscene to redeem I am the snake and I am the queen Inside is a halo, inside is a devil Inside it is pure inside is an evil Not on the shoulder but fixed in the soul Neither lets go, the phoenix, the crow One gives me wings, one takes me below ...Keep the fire within where the fire belongs all i hate with such great hate and all my loves to strong" yup..this is me in a nutshell even though the poem is much longer..may not want to read it if your still reading this..probably been in my world already a little to long..i commend you on your patience.how sweet of you to still be reading...but hmm what else to say besides I've obviously more than enough told you who i am...almost to the point you might be annoyed ...Im very intense and overbearing and sometimes find myself friendless because of it ...hehe...some of my inspirations are obvious like Poe or Pasternak or Shelley. Others not so much ...Pink Floyd...or Red Hot Chili Peppers and Modest Mouse...and uh many many others MY TAKE ON POETRY AND WHAT IT IS AND HOW ITS DONE IN MY OPINION ONLY:: all that is phony disturbs me...i am who i am....i do not put on airs of "disturbed feelings" to get attention...in fact I'm seen as a "dark" person by some yet actually quite positive maybe because I'm silent unless I'm writing and then I'm like an open book...i actually feel like this site helps me put more of myself out there...anyways i have met many poets who get lost in all that is on the outside ..yes they were young and hopefully they will grow out of it..but they believed a poet was a cookie cut image...and really we are all different in many ways ...we are whats real and then we are whats imagined though we likely always have an idea of the truth...the best in my eyes to be as a poet is a little of everything...this is just my opinion and take but a poet to me is ...experience...an experience of everything...a little of everything...and i envy older poets who have lived thru there life tasty all of the things out there and no so much...im sure they'd tell me to slow down and savor life..and i try but I'm ready to experience all...also i don't exactly think there is a wrong way to write poetry as in the actual writing part.. i mean format is just how your feeling it...but I'm not an expert...i write from feeling and emotions and sometimes a little touch of logic...some people can do this the other way around and its fascinating ..obviously some poetry can be bad but honestly i just believe the reader just isn't moved ....if you aren't moved then its not the poem or poet for you and that can't be helped ...this reader just hasn't experienced that writers subject (on the poem) yet and maybe they will someday...but chances are this poem may have moved someone else to tears...remember those poems you read when you were small? they didn't quite move you yet but then when innocence was lost and life came down upon you ...all of a sudden that poem hit the spot...its like that to me ...every poem...it may move you one day it may not...so really are there bad poems? or just experiences not yet experienced? poetry in my eyes is all exaggerated feeling and emotion and reaction and relation to the next person reading it ...and i guess the better the poetry the more people you move...thats how i believe it should be graded...not by a certain format or rhyme...yes there are overused rhymes and rhythm schemes and I'm not fond of it...i don't like poems that try to copy others rhymes and format ..(not talking about inspired by...good grief its painfully obvious my rhythm schemes scream Poe)..and that is truly what i like people to watch for and tell me about and critique me on also ...i wish people would ALWAYS tell me if they were moved or not...if they were moved i succeeded in that particular poem in my eyes...if i didn't ...then i failed that particular person..help me with this...? id like to work more on intellectual poetry or philosophical poetry ...mine are so emotion based even if that is a small basis of poetry i want to write smarter ... i feel if enough people tell me what moved them about a poem I can find out what moves a human being to their core...i know what moves me to my core and perhaps my poetry is selfish as in it moves me and others like me..I WANNA KNOW WHAT MOVES YOU...also ...dont be a grammar nazi....ha...ok maybe you should be... i believe in education...but I'm not very good at grammar or punctuation...sorry ::MY EARLY POETRY INSPIRATION AND FIRST POEM::(theres more???why is there more???...because theres more thats why...got things to say here) I still remember my first poem .. Well the first few lines .. I was probably 8 It was so simple yet in a way it had a depth that I had not Yet realized and still to me today reminds me much of My life ...a piece was "Candle candle burning bright..keep me burning thru the night.". eh no so great but hey i was 8...i did another rendition of it from the point of an insane man in an insane asylum ...ill put that up eventually... hmmm sounds a little like tiger tiger burning bright which i never liked as a poem but loved the poet...but i knew no poetry at that age...and i was afraid of what came out of the dark instead of now embracing it as an extension of what comes out of me...if that makes sense...the many dualities of Katie...terrified and brave all at once...anyways thats what my poem at 8 was getting at ...candle get me thru the night I'm scared of the dark please don't go out ...perhaps i need to learn to write more metaphorically...perhaps I'm using the same words to many times ::IF I WERE TO TELL A YOUNG NEW POET HOW I WROTE AND GIVE ADVICE:: (enough?...nope because for some reason i found it necessary to tell everyone what i think of young poets and what i might tell them..who knows..) my way of doing things I have gotten down to a science but only others can tell me if I've been successful or completely on the wrong track ... If I was talking to someone who just started out if be reluctant to give out advice .1. Because I'm not entirely sure I'm good enough to throw out advice 2. I beleive in giving inspiration but never telling them how to write that is part of the poetry itself .. The voice, the rhythm everything contributes to a poem and who you are inside .. Poetry is simply emotion exaggerated ... Poetry is the self given in words everyone who has a self can write poetry ... Some poetry will be better than other simply because some are naturally good at writing .. It lets so much out and lets so many in .. You can truly know someone by their poetry .. Of course some are more vision poetry in otherwords poetry on what you see but no matter how hard you try the poem becomes a poem when you put a voice in their and even when not talking of emotion you can see the self ... Anyways ...i Never settle ... Ever ..maybe for a day or week i can be like that's a good poem I just wrote but then the next day or week never say oh it's still good there's always ways to improve .. I've improved poems over and over ..the ones i put on this site I've already edited ..i know one day that has to stop but i keep reading them and think hmm nope nope this has to be different...so of course I'm not saying a poem can never be finished because I've finished many but I still think I can do better when I write a new one ...i already don't like most the ones i used to think were good.. ++ this has long helped me ....>Make every single word and thought and sentence relevant to what your idea is or make it so strong is comes out of the poem ... But I Promise you will get leagues better just by never settling .. And making sure every line is constructed to complete relevancy and strong and intense .. Craft your words to literally to stab the other person .. Move them ..if I moved someone I've succeeded .. Lastly for me in my poems ...rough or hard words and soft words ..this is a philosophy I've always found to work for me unless your poetry is more lyrical or it absolutely cannot be without the word lift it up and make it a point to use this word but I do not use a rough word in a passing or relaxed line ..i use "soft" words not "rough" example .... I do not mean cuss words I mean words like proper nouns like lubys or Dillard's but most people don't use it anyways .. But also words like the refrigerator trash dump ..stop sign ..mailbox .. Icepack...anyways list goes on and on and they aren't only nouns there are verbs and adjectives too.. There's always ways to Describe the word you want to use if it's rough and that will make u a better poet trying to find a new way to say it .. it's not The definition of these words thats rough or soft .. I can find a soft word that means the same thing as the rough and use it .. what i mean of rough words is it just sounds off in my head and soft words move the poem fluidly and a rough ones seems to stop its flow... but then again that's my style and that's exactly why u do not tell anyone one on one how to write cuz how would I know ..... But like the title says if I was to Tell a young poet something about how To start Writing poetry ... I'd love to hear what everyones advice would be ..imagine how you write then..having all those ideas on how poetry comes out of the human mind and heart ... Always looking for New ideas on poetry and how to Write so plz message with thoughts and philosphy on your way and rules of writing ... THE END OF MY LONG BIO:: anyways if your still reading I apologize and I'm surprised....but thankful ...id like to know what i can do to get better...your advice will be very helpful and appreciated ..i cannot learn enough...im a scorpio and all i feel like I've done here is overwhelm the reader...i just need to tone it down ...i feel a little exposed and a little vulnerable for letting you in so much ...hope i didnt make to much of a fool of myself telling you everything in my brain i was thinking at the moment... also i am ....PARANOID:: dont steal other peoples work...its an awfully terrible thing to do...i know i shouldn't talk about this but something in me just forces me... It's not that I feel my poetry is great enough to Steal it's just I feel it's absolutely personal to me and anyone who could take even a line shows they don't know who they are enough to express their own .. I've been told that makes sense I've been told that sounds pretentious ... But I promise I'm anything but .. I've just known a guy to say he was a writer and more imaginative because he took other people's work ?! Who could be that way ..ive also gone online and found a poem of mine on someones profile with their name at the bottom..it felt like a kick...thats like having a piece of my soul stolen..and I'm afraid of it... So of course my paranoia kicks in ... That's the basis of it ... Everything I write is extremely personal to me and I feel many would feel that way .. And funny thing is this has been the only site I felt no one here would do such a thing .. The poets here are so Classy and beyond me poetically.. I can't even get enough of this site... Some of the best unknown internet poets I've ever read here ...and everywhere .. I read a poem every hour that just blows me away ... >>HA did you read all that....no way....i commend you ...you have more patience than I...
My poems are off the wall like me. I am not conventional and I'm ok with it. Some are dark n some are crazy n silly but each time I write it depends on the journey the unwritten words want to take me. Apologies if I offend. My poems are not about anyone unless I dedicate it. I have more but I'm saving a few for me It's there to enjoy so take what you get from it and be thankful we have words that seem poetic in their own right. Put them together and sometime magic happens
the way I write is different , original I created this style and I call it ~Poetic dialect} enjoy !!! Im half Palestinian and half Russian I fall in love often with knowledge,not seduction love to me is about passion not repercussions every day I imagine loving ever lasting if was the case no more I could ask for !! My giving name is Samer i am a personal social visionary ,a self starter inventive business man. intuitive lucrative an crafty. systematically acting rationally,too respectful & very selective individual, I'm also ridiculed for being original, I got charisma no one can copy, yet with a potty mouth I have no proxy! Im sometimes seductive and foxy, never called a softy yet talkative enough to talk a court into a mockery, yet I completed competition to create A monopoly. I have faster self-control like a master. Patience similar to a burning candle! Not demanding with sincere actions but like a ninja I don't like to much attention if that's the case I'm creating a distracting for my quick extracting,I'm speedy with quick reaction when others Are harassing bit of a jokester, but yet a true leader!! Take a minute and observe how I obligate the opposite of toxic, im a true romantic with aspects too dynamic too dissect! Im not arrogant but reasonably confident, honestly loyalty matters most I promise....
When bad people are caught or found out for doing bad things, people in positions of power are given the job of discipline or punishment. To the bad'ns, the PEOPLE in authority are scary/frightening. The people in authority are to be feared. In my life, no, my life is, the fear I have learned to have. This fear I am telling of is not of any man. This fear is of something much greater. This fear is of a power that is as clear as air to me now and as sure as the sun. This fear is not of anything you may know about. This fear is, simply put, my approach to everything in this world. There is an old book that is also a very good book which states a truth that you can bet your life on. If you like treasure hunts, check out Proverbs 1:7 when you have a Bible handy. Winkey Face. And to quote lil wayne's eyeballs, "Fear God"
I'm young but my eyes have lied naked to the world for too long, but i see , I live, gain wisdom, I write, and most of all I learn to love. what you see depicts the difference between you and me but to find the difference we must share. If nothing else my words be my gift to you and your response be your gift to me. And might I add I'm willing to receive.
I like to think of myself as just another young lady hoping for the future. As a kid, I've always dreamed of becoming something huge and successful. At one point I wanted to become an Astronaut, then a Pediatrician, a movie director, a video game developer, etc... It wasn't until 5th grade that I would completely decide that I want to be famous for my art. I got picked up by CPS in 8th grade; December 17th, 2012. That day, I decided that I wanted to die... But I couldn't. I had my sister to look after. In 2013's summer, I would be placed in Vail to go to Cienega, make friends, and two months later, be forced out of Vail. Sometime in August, I was taken away from my sister and put with a new foster home. From that day and forward, I was also diagnosed with Chronic Depression and signs of suffering from Separation Anxiety. These conditions, when combined, which often happen, render in suicidal tendencies. I promised myself I would run away and hopefully get kidnapped and die on November 13th, 2013. But that same day, I would lay eyes on my biggest crush for the very first time. He had outgrown brown hair and was crying his eyes out. One thing lead to another, & on November 30th, 2013, he would stop in the middle of the hallway to kiss me. I finally found my reason to keep on living. My plans for the future are now completely different. My name is Liz. I am 16 years old. I want to become a designer in the artistic realm, become a published author, and spend most of my time at home to take care of a tiny version of myself and my fiance. There's not a special thing about me, but I can tell you exactly what does make me different: I believe in the power of love and what it can do for us. Some people claim to have seen Jesus. I claim to have seen true love.
I have a desire. A desire to fix my life while at the same time fixing others. I'm a wanna-be poet from Kansas City, and I'm still very young. I want to continue to stretch my mind and continue to gain skills at writing. My poetry is mainly about my life and how I cope through, in hopes that I'll help someone else. I prefer deep emotional poetry, such as Edgar Allen Poe, or the best of Shakespeare, I also love Donte. Poetry is an amazing art, and I will always try to be better.
Born and raised in Limpopo by a single parent.Went to 5 different schools in my life.I have one little sister and a few friends.i absolutely enjoy poetry and music,im a debator and i see the world in a different perspective from most people.Im 19years old and i completed high school 2012.im currently in Tertiary studying electrical engineering.
My father was of french- English heritage my mother was a afriaans woman. Both my parents died 2013. I grew up in a broken home parents got divorced when I was very young. My father had musical talents as and he wrote poetry, songs. He also played the bongo drums. My talent I got from my dad. My childhood was not an easy one but strength and wisdom came from it. I also have a gift for exploring pain in my poetry for example my latest work " beau tynybres" is about looosing A sloul mate . I also write inspirational articles about various subjects.
My name is Kamu, but names only stay important in the physical world. I am a writer, a poet, a photographer, and an artist. I am a person in this world, that just wants to contribute to all the creative energy in this world. Hoping that my poems will inspire and positively affect people, to let them wander into the deeper side of their life, to pull out the words from their thoughts, and creatively place them into reality. In my journey through life, I am constantly being awakened into someone else's imagination, and I share my thoughts and reflect upon theirs, being inspired to write from ideas that we have all put out together, sharing the images and emotions that come from our complex human minds. To me, questions are the most important thing of all. The art of questioning all and having theories and trying to fill out the unknown seems to be one of my greatest fascinations. I love thinking about things that stay a mystery in this world. It is what inspires me to write. Writing is a way for me to express in a way that is unavailable in any other form of art, or on a greater scale, life. I hope you enjoy what I am trying to express, and I hope to be inspired by your creativity as well. Thank you.
I am 17 years old, and I have gone through many things that a 17 year old shouldn't go through. I lost my sister when I was 11 years old, and I lost my uncle when I was 15, and I lost my aunt when I was 15 years old too. My Aunt went through depression and ended up killing herself, and my Uncle was a firefighter and was going on a call and his firetruck flipped over and he died. My other Aunt died of Cancer and so did my Grandpa (who was fighting for 4 long years), and my Cousin had a heart attack. As of right now my Great Aunt has cancer in her ovaries, and my Grandma has breast cancer. I have a big chance on getting cancer too, when I'm older. I found out when I was 14 years old that my whole life was a lie. My moms boyfriend at this time ended up being my biological father and my dad, mom, or my real dad never told me about it. My real father told me out of anger that I was really his child. It took me 3 years to deal with this fact, because of this I have 3 men in my life. I have my daddy (who is the man who raised me and is my best friend), I have my mom (the women who tried her best for me and my many siblings), and I have my biological father (who is now trying and is there for me). I also have 6 brothers and sisters who are there for me when I need them. I went through a lot of depression when I was 10 years old to 15 years old. I use to cut a lot and I haven't in almost 3 years.Everyone says God works in many of different ways and loosing all the people I have makes me wonder about God. But I do go to Church and Youth group and I do know that there's a God, A Heaven, and that Angels are real. My poetry helps me get through all the things that I've gone through. I am a survivor, I have had many terrible things happen in my life, and all the things I just shared with you isn't all of them. I am strong, and I know I can go through any situation no matter how big or small.
Writing has always been a big part of my life. Since I was a child it was so easy for me to write anything. Poetry has always been my passion . I pick up a pen and notebook and will challenge anyone I know to ask me to write something for them. A letter, a story, a hiku, an article. The pen and my thoughts become alive instantly. It has always been my first line of communication. Words are so easy to write and not as easy to say outloud. I can be abstract and remove myself from my element into a world of creativity. I compare it to composing music, painting a beautiful portrait, or sky diving. It can come smoothly, it can be beautiful, and it can be bold and exciting. If I could make a living writing, I most certainly would. What a wonderful release and when the words come to the thoughts I have, they come quickly and vividly. Almost as if it's a flash. I always carry a notebook and pen or use my phone to memo words or thoughts throughout my day. Some of my thoughts are so brilliant and clever, others are dark and mysterious, many are filled with sadness and lonliness. This is part of who I am and the feeling and emotions I have. I am my own muse.
I'm 17 years old with a passion for a wide range of things. My poetry reflects my life experiences and intrests. I love drama, music, fashion, film and art. Tracey Emin is my inspiration I love Larkin for his pure negativity An Education, Thirteen, Stand By Me, We need to talk about Kevin - few favourite films I love Bob Dylan, Jake Bugg, Adele Motorbikes intrest me I'm a huge lover of sharks I have two brothers, two sisters, Tough childhood and teenage years.