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Finding Poetry

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Poetry therapy

I started writing poetry as a therapeutic art

to understand my feelings and to help my life restart.

I didn’t write my poetry about unrequited love

or of nature’s beauty, and the blue skies up above.


It was all about the emotional pain and the hurt I kept inside

to see them down on paper for answers to provide.

Some were like a cry for help, and sometimes were quite dark

they helped for me to clear my head, when reality was stark.


In my early days of writing, I struggled for some time

I found it hard to find the words, to help me make it rhythm.

I bought a thesaurus, for the vocabulary I lack

The name it sounds like something that was in Jurassic park.


I started to enjoy it and strived to learn more

I began to write in different styles and my confidence would soar.

The feeling of achievement when everyone is finished

gives me so much pleasure, and never gets diminished.


I am glad I found this platform to build up my self-worth

Now I’ve caught the writing bug and just can’t get enough

Comments

Charlie Halliday (author) from Scotland on June 24, 2020:

Thank you for your comments Jason.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on June 23, 2020:

Haha sorry about that Charlie.....damn auto correct on my iPad is just trying to be funny. Don’t know where Chloe came from.

Jason Nicolosi from AZ on June 23, 2020:

Hi Charlie I enjoyed reading this poem. I love being creative in any way I can. Writing is an excellent outlet for creativity. Like a painting, words can express many emotions, pain, joy, fear, and much more. It allows us to vent our feeling instead of holding onto them. It can be incredibly therapeutic and helpful. Nice job.

Charlie Halliday (author) from Scotland on June 23, 2020:

Thank you for your comments Raheela and welcome to hubpages

Raheela Yousafzai from Islamabad on June 23, 2020:

Good efforts indeed..! Keep working to be the best version of yourself

Charlie Halliday (author) from Scotland on June 23, 2020:

Thank you Lorna. Poetry has become a big part of my self development.

Charlie Halliday (author) from Scotland on June 23, 2020:

Thank you Ann. Yes writing poetry has been good for me and has become a very enjoyable part of my life.

Charlie Halliday (author) from Scotland on June 23, 2020:

Thank you John. Did I just have a name change or something more serious??? haha

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on June 23, 2020:

Chloe, you are valuable member here, and your poetry is entertaining, educational and inspirational. You are doing great, keep writing.

Lorna Lamon on June 22, 2020:

Writing poetry in particular is very therapeutic, and those thoughts which cause so much pain are released when written. I always enjoy your poems Charlie, so please keep on writing more of your gems.

Ann Carr from SW England on June 22, 2020:

And it shows, Charlie! It's clear that you love writing poetry, that it has done you good and that you can inspire others. You've used it for therapy and it's worked, and now you're using it to entertain others, with clarity and wit. Well done!

Ann

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