Poetry is life. Life is poetry. This is the only way I know how to describe this wonderful genre. I feel free when I write a poem. I feel connected to other people’s feelings when I read poetry. I started writing poems when I was in the fifth grade. My teacher would always read our writing assignments very carefully and she would give us feedback. One day she asked us to write a Haiku poem. The form fascinated me. I wrote a few poems and handed them all in even though she had only asked for one. The teacher returned my poems on the next day with a note attached. I will never forget how empowered I felt when I read her comments. She said, “You have a knack for writing poems.” That inspired me to keep writing.
Poetry is life. It is a big part of my life.