Poetry from The Heart
The day is fresh and new and filled with unique experiences. Today we talk about poetry from the heart and how words can heal and inspire us to do great things in this world.
We have all experienced heartache and we turn to different things for comfort and clarity. In my case I had the need to speak. When I was younger I would continually ask “Why?” to whoever would listen to me. I never understood the pain I was feeling and yearned for explanation. Maybe because I was a child, or perhaps in those days there such a stigma associated with emotional pain, I could never find the answers I wanted from people. Instead I found comfort in writing down my experiences. In the beginning they were just words, such as ‘this hurts’ or ‘what just happened?’ In time they began to flow more freely and took the form of a poem. The more I wrote, the calmer I became, and just laying down my feelings on paper was therapeutic. My own words soothed me and gave me an extraordinary strength. I was highly emotional when I picked up a pen but by the time I had written my last word I felt an immense calm as if I had meditated.
When I look back on poems or journals I have written, I sometimes have to catch my breath. When we are at peace with ourselves and have the opportunity to revisit our thoughts from an earlier time it can be quite shocking. It makes me feel sad to think I was so unhappy and feeling so much angst. As a result some of my poems can be quite dark but I think they are relatable. I am however concentrating on writing something more uplifting and positive. It is so much easier when you are in control and managing your personal pain.
The beauty of our lives is that we can continually learn about the world, ourselves and others. We should always be open to change, which is of course is inevitable, and learn some new ways of coping.
I invite you to enjoy my poetry and other things that I will share with you. Please follow my blog and hopefully I will inspire you to write down your thoughts and form beautiful poetry for yourself.
Until the next time.
Yes writing has helped me so much over the years and it is the best therapy. Thank you for reaching out through your words and I look forward to seeing more of yours 🙂
Have just been exploring some of your earlier posts, and I love this one. Resonates very much with why I began to write. I didn’t even know what I was doing, but I knew that somehow it helped and that was enough.
I get the same calming effect when I paint so I totally understand what you are saying.
Thank you for reading it Jim.