Why do you write poetry? (for all the poets that post in here)

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  • love yallove yal Posts: 1,327
    edited February 2011
    Thanks again for letting me in this tread. More reason why I choose to write, because I find it educational, very good hobby to become a good writer. Reading and learning poetry is good, we are always learning new information, not only from us, but learning from many different people, good luck to all poets, and writers.
  • RuffDraftRuffDraft Posts: 4,697
    edited February 2011
    To me, it's a vent of frustration. I enjoy when I see the words I use rhyme and find a hole in happiness when I say something that is deep and preaches to me. Sometimes, I find what I think in what I write, even though my thoughts don't tell me what I think. It's difficult to put into words, but what you write is what you think, but what you think isn't necessarily what you write. So you discover yourself even thought it's you that is writing.

    It's a great outlet ultimately and one that I don't do regularly, but when I do, I enjoy it thoroughly.

    I enjoy reading poetry as well, especially from posters on here as we come from a similar culture.
  • tupacfantupacfan Posts: 2,344
    edited May 2011
    I feel hella bad I'm late on this draft..

    But I can def understand why u write.. And ur soon right, we learn about ourselves as well thru this writting process..

    Thanks for during with us Draft.. Again my apologies I'm late. But imma get back on the poets spot..




    Btw folks!




    I wanna collab with some of ya'll! I wanna create poems with ya'll.. Anybody up for it, holla atcha girl!


    Peace n many more blessings!
  • Smo-King LocsSmo-King Locs Posts: 3,380
    edited May 2011
    i write poetry because i am poetry n poetry is me
  • damobb2deepdamobb2deep Posts: 12,881
    edited May 2011
    i write cuz its 1 of the positive things im good at..... it also helps me remember my past and the things that happend in my life....
  • tupacfantupacfan Posts: 2,344
    edited May 2011
    i write poetry because i am poetry n poetry is me

    That's Awesome!
  • tupacfantupacfan Posts: 2,344
    edited May 2011
    i write cuz its 1 of the positive things im good at..... it also helps me remember my past and the things that happend in my life....

    Likewise... poetry is the best outlet I've ever had!
  • stupot0607stupot0607 Posts: 1,914
    edited July 2011
    I really enjoy how there are no boundaries in poetry, No social boundaries or creative boundaries. It is just a poet and his/her words. I Love the stories and emotion behind them and the messages which hit you.

    I Think poetry can be anything you can make it out to be, Thats why its great to read other peoples pieces. And some pieces can be different to other people even though its the same poem.

    One of my favorite poems is Tupac Shakur - In the Depth of Solitude. I Remember first reading this years and years ago and thinking if i could write down the truth in the form of words, that it could actually be that poem.
  • tupacfantupacfan Posts: 2,344
    edited July 2011
    stupot0607 wrote: »
    I really enjoy how there are no boundaries in poetry, No social boundaries or creative boundaries. It is just a poet and his/her words. I Love the stories and emotion behind them and the messages which hit you.

    I Think poetry can be anything you can make it out to be, Thats why its great to read other peoples pieces. And some pieces can be different to other people even though its the same poem.

    One of my favorite poems is Tupac Shakur - In the Depth of Solitude. I Remember first reading this years and years ago and thinking if i could write down the truth in the form of words, that it could actually be that poem.

    Digg that...

    You've actually hit the nail with this one, cause it's true.. Poetry can be anyting.. and it's why I love poetry too..

    I remember when i first started, my poems didn't make sense to some people or get the justifications...

    btw, Tupac Shakur, is one of my favorite poets too, his literature work really inspired me in way's people wouldn't understand lol..

    anyway's thank you for sharing and contributing to this thread I created ;)

    Peace!
  • Manik SonaManik Sona Posts: 350
    edited July 2011
    I read it more than I write it. Good to vent. Good for inspiring when lost, and for workin on my rap, ya know?
  • tupacfantupacfan Posts: 2,344
    edited July 2011
    Manik Sona wrote: »
    I read it more than I write it. Good to vent. Good for inspiring when lost, and for workin on my rap, ya know?

    I feel that..

    Continue to support us and read our poetry.. and hopefully it inspries you to write some raps lol.

    peace
  • MadbeatsMadbeats Posts: 544
    edited August 2011
    Honestly I started writing to impress a chick, but then I liked it. Now I write all the time just cuz I like it. I dig mixin words together that I never heard together before and it just makes sense to me.
  • Dr.ChemixDr.Chemix Posts: 10,247
    edited August 2011
    I write for the sake of my future. For our children's future. For that stormy night, I watched my friend fall into the Earth...to always remember. To bring life. To sustain all that is naturally possible within our forgotten minds. That page is my canvas. My pen strokes creates illustrations for the reader to embark upon. It is my gift, the last relic of my physical form on this world. The only blueprint that showed the secrets of my mind that I do not share, even with myself. To liberate the locked souls or to assuage the pain of the fallen. We are all travelers on this plane, searching for meaning and understanding. I am just the cartographer who will leave behind what I find for the advancement of the proverbial soul of the human race.
  • tupacfantupacfan Posts: 2,344
    edited August 2011
    Dr.Chemix wrote: »
    I write for the sake of my future. For our children's future. For that stormy night, I watched my friend fall into the Earth...to always remember. To bring life. To sustain all that is naturally possible within our forgotten minds. That page is my canvas. My pen strokes creates illustrations for the reader to embark upon. It is my gift, the last relic of my physical form on this world. The only blueprint that showed the secrets of my mind that I do not share, even with myself. To liberate the locked souls or to assuage the pain of the fallen. We are all travelers on this plane, searching for meaning and understanding. I am just the cartographer who will leave behind what I find for the advancement of the proverbial soul of the human race.

    well said.....and thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, yea, cause you pointed out some important factors as to why you write.. I'll be looking forward to read your material..

    again thanks for sharing with us.. and welcome to Waiting to exhale.
  • salamerican1salamerican1 Posts: 709
    edited August 2011
    I write so i can rap the shit afterwords to make me feel good

    I write to entertain myself with stories about drugs and all the angles of life (like depression, death and......idk)

    I write to describe the auras going in my head

    I write to not make sense

    i write to make blunt cliche sense

    i write because it gives me some worth
  • tupacfantupacfan Posts: 2,344
    edited August 2011
    ^^

    i hear u! im glad u have that outlet to express what ever thoughts that are lingering in ya craniume...haha might wanna spell check that last word i typed.
  • POEATREEMANPOEATREEMAN Posts: 62
    edited November 2011
    tupacfan wrote: »
    ^^^ awesome response! I like that.


    Thanks for sharing your poetic piece from a response standpoint to my question.

    Thanks!

    SPOKEN

    I Say
    My Prayers
    In Rhyme

    God
    Answers Me
    In Time

    I Ask Him
    How
    He Is Today

    He
    Answered

    You
    Have Another Day

    I Speak
    From The Heart

    He
    Hears My Pleads

    He
    Grants Me

    No
    More Than I Need

    I Thank Him For

    His
    Night And Day

    I Thank Him For

    Showing
    Me His Way.

    A Poeatreeman

    Today I Am Here

    Thank God!

    Tomorrow!
    Who Knows?

    Yet
    I Will Pray
    It is Heaven

    The Road
    I Am On.

    Edgar Allan Prieto
    8/15/2000
    Copyright ©2007 Edgar Allan Prieto
  • tupacfantupacfan Posts: 2,344
    edited November 2011
    SPOKEN

    I Say
    My Prayers
    In Rhyme

    God
    Answers Me
    In Time

    I Ask Him
    How
    He Is Today

    He
    Answered

    You
    Have Another Day

    I Speak
    From The Heart

    He
    Hears My Pleads

    He
    Grants Me

    No
    More Than I Need

    I Thank Him For

    His
    Night And Day

    I Thank Him For

    Showing
    Me His Way.

    A Poeatreeman

    Today I Am Here

    Thank God!

    Tomorrow!
    Who Knows?

    Yet
    I Will Pray
    It is Heaven

    The Road
    I Am On.

    Edgar Allan Prieto
    8/15/2000
    Copyright ©2007 Edgar Allan Prieto

    this was pretty ill. i enjoyed reading this jawn. thanks for sharing..
  • kzzlkzzl Posts: 4,314
    edited November 2011
    "God gave me a gift, to put people at ease. If I was to sit and break it down, technically, I couldn't. Because I don't know. That's the god to honest truth. I don't know. What I do, is what I do. I hear a beat. I feel it. I write it. I say it." - Heavy D


    I been ducking this thread for the longest, cause I can't answer it. Y'all got some inspiring, deep, and profound reasons to pick up that pen. Type on that keyboard. Or whatever you do. Me, not so much. I don't know if that's good or bad, but whatever. It's just me making an observation if anything.
  • POEATREEMANPOEATREEMAN Posts: 62
    edited November 2011
    A POEATREEMAN

    My
    Tear
    Was My Pen

    My
    Words
    I Spoke To God

    My
    Feelings
    Was My Life

    My
    Love
    Only Beginning

    My
    Heart
    I Give You All

    A Poeatreeman,

    Who
    Found Himself

    Gave
    The World
    His Tears

    You Have
    My Heart,

    Carry it Gentle

    Tend
    My Words

    For
    My Tears
    Are Inside

    Share
    My Love

    By Giving
    Meaning
    To Heart

    Love
    Each One

    My Words
    Will
    Have Heart.

    A THOUGHT!

    If
    I Could
    Write Your Wish

    it Would Be Peace

    I
    Can Say The Words

    I Wish You Love.

    Dedicated To God

    For
    He
    Found
    Me
    My Heart

    His
    Love
    To Grow
    In it

    A
    Tear
    To Weep

    Care
    To Know
    When
    Pain is Hurt

    Joy
    To Know
    When
    Sadness Comes

    Sorrows
    When
    Feelings Cry.

    EDGAR ALLAN PRIETO
    2/11/89
    Copyright ©2007 Edgar Allan Prieto
  • tupacfantupacfan Posts: 2,344
    edited November 2011
    kzzl wrote: »
    "God gave me a gift, to put people at ease. If I was to sit and break it down, technically, I couldn't. Because I don't know. That's the god to honest truth. I don't know. What I do, is what I do. I hear a beat. I feel it. I write it. I say it." - Heavy D


    I been ducking this thread for the longest, cause I can't answer it. Y'all got some inspiring, deep, and profound reasons to pick up that pen. Type on that keyboard. Or whatever you do. Me, not so much. I don't know if that's good or bad, but whatever. It's just me making an observation if anything.

    Peace. I'm glad you took the time to read some of your stories as to why we write poetry.. we all have poetry within us.. it's up to us how we want to express it..
  • POEATREEMANPOEATREEMAN Posts: 62
    edited November 2011
    kzzl wrote: »
    "God gave me a gift, to put people at ease. If I was to sit and break it down, technically, I couldn't. Because I don't know. That's the god to honest truth. I don't know. What I do, is what I do. I hear a beat. I feel it. I write it. I say it." - Heavy D


    I been ducking this thread for the longest, cause I can't answer it. Y'all got some inspiring, deep, and profound reasons to pick up that pen. Type on that keyboard. Or whatever you do. Me, not so much. I don't know if that's good or bad, but whatever. It's just me making an observation if anything.


    GOD'S GIFT TO ME

    If you Believe
    God
    Gives Us
    Each a Gift.

    Then you
    Will Know
    Mine Is
    From Him.

    I Did not Go
    To School
    As Others Did.

    I Did not Go
    To High School
    To Reach
    The Grades
    I Should.

    I Heard
    The Call
    Answered
    Faith.

    My Life
    Was
    Not
    My Own.

    When
    I Was Young,
    I Had
    To Take
    The Path
    That was
    Given Me.

    No Parents
    But an Orphan's
    Home.

    For
    Seventeen Years
    I Walked
    The Way.

    Then The Army
    Came To Me.

    It Was A Way
    To Set Me Free.

    Little Did I Know,

    The Cost
    It Would Take.

    It Led Me
    To Nam,
    Where
    I was
    Out of Place.

    Through The War,
    I Tried My Best.

    Faith Was Shaken
    By The Test.

    Then I Came Upon
    A Mine.

    I Kept My Legs
    And My Mind.

    When I Found
    I Could not Walk,
    I Cried Out
    To My God.

    I Called Upon
    His Name To Help.

    My Faith
    Was not With me.

    The Walk
    Would not Be Easy.
    Though
    I Have Wheels Today.

    Now Through
    My Writings,
    I Found
    He Is At My Door.

    For When
    I Reach Heaven.
    All The Sorrows
    Will Be Gone.

    I Am Finding,
    He Has Given Me
    His Heart.

    Blessed Me
    With A Purpose.

    That I May Reach
    Your Heart.

    Dedicated To Scotty G
    A Soul
    Who Hopes
    To Be A Poet

    A Poeatreeman

    I Hope
    I Have Helped You,
    To Understand.

    It Takes All Your Heart
    And Faith, To Stand.

    Walk The Way
    That Will Lead To Him.

    The Path
    Will Not Be Easy.

    The Efforts
    Will Win The Way.

    Your Efforts
    Will Not, Go
    Un-rewarded.

    Yet Look Not
    For Them Today.

    They Will Come
    Upon You.

    In Many
    Different Ways.

    Look Not
    To Man,
    To Reap
    The Harvest.

    For Truth
    Is Only
    Held By One.

    Keep Faith,
    It Will All
    Take Place
    One Day...

    Edgar Allan Prieto
    10/25/97
    Copyright ©2007 Edgar Allan Prieto

  • love yallove yal Posts: 1,327
    edited December 2011
    Its been while I haven't been this site, I thought something happen!...lol.! The reason why I type is fun, exciting, exploring, is like escape from the world. Once you into typing is like you can't stop. Its not about making fun people, its also education, understanding its mind exploring and to empress family, new comers, and friends. I like poetry so much it can take you to a dream world...maybe one day be famous!....Poetry is artistic and creative. I believe everyone should try it, its a great experince...thanks for having me back and great luck!
  • TheCATthatdidntDIETheCATthatdidntDIE Posts: 918
    edited January 2012
    I write poetry to experiment with metaphors and wordplay. Also, it can be the best way to say what needs to be said
  • POEATREEMAN: DO YOU REMEMBER ? | SYRIA'S FREEDOM


    HOW MANY HEARTS WILL HAVE TO DIE;

    BEFORE WE REALIZE IT IS OURS ?


    Look around World Syria it is happening again

    ALL NATIONS FATE; WILL BE OURS TO FACE. WHEN RIGHT FAILS TO ACT.
    DEATH TAKES ITS TOLL
    WHILE HUMANITY
    SITS ON ITS TOES.


    THE UNITED NATION
    IS IMPUDENT.

    CHINA AND RUSSIA
    ARE THE SAME.

    WITH ALL THE COUNTRIES
    THAT FAILED TO ACT.
    THEY ARE ALL; JUST THE SAME.


    DO YOU REMEMBER ?


    REMEMBER
    WHAT HAS PASSED.

    THOSE WHO
    FOLLOWED THROUGH.

    THE EVENTS
    HISTORY HAS CAPTURED

    FOR THEY MAY
    HAPPEN TO YOU

    WHO CARES ?

    IF WE DO NOT

    REMEMBER

    OUR PAST

    SORROW MAY

    REMIND US

    TODAY MAY BE

    OUR LAST.

    DO YOU REMEMBER
    ALL THAT
    HAS PASSED AND GONE
    FOR IF YOU DO NOT
    SORROW
    WILL BE ALONG
    TO REMIND YOU
    OF ALL
    THAT HAS GONE.

    POEATREEMAN

    HISTORY IS RECORDED
    BY EVENTS
    THOSE WHO WRITE IT
    LET HISTORY BE THE PEN.


    POET’S NOTE

    THEY SAID
    IT COULD NOT HAPPEN TWICE.

    IT HAPPENS
    MORE THAN YOU KNOW.

    WHERE IS HUMANITY

    WAITING
    FOR IT TO SHOW.

    LOOK AROUND WORLD
    IT’S HAPPENING
    HERE TODAY.

    EDGAR ALLAN PRIETO
    10/24/2011
    COPYRIGHT@2011



    POET’S NOTE

    POEATREEMAN
    Oct 24, 2011 05:32 PM

    HERE LIES MAN HISTORY WROTE.

    TRUTH WILL HAVE THE LAST SAY.

    HUMANITY I COULD NOT FIND

    THEY LOST IT BEFORE MY TIME.

    HATE I FOUND, FOR IT KILLED LOVE OFF.

    HOPE HAD DIED, FOR MAN WAS LOST

    PEACE WAS FIGHTING TO THE END.

    MANKIND FOUGHT ALL ITS FRIENDS

    TOMORROW HISTORY CANNOT WRITE AGAIN.

    POEATREEMAN

    TODAY IS VALENTINE
    WERE IS LOVE
    SPILLING ITS BLOOD
    DEATH SEND ITS CARD
    I HAVE NEVER FELT
    MORE LOVE

    EDGAR ALLAN PRIETO
    2/14/2012
    COPYRIGHT@2012
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