From The Darkness Into The Light
From Whence it Comes
Don't try to impress people with your poems. Either they'll be receptive to them or they won't be; there's no right or wrong way to create a poem. The greatest bit of advice that I can give is to trust yourself. Listen to what your soul, mind, and heart say. I write down whatever comes to me, but occasionally I do have to search for inspiration from others. Just let your words come from inside and flow through you to create something amazing.
The World is Your Canvas
I can't tell you how many times I've been hit with an idea and didn't have paper. But don't let that stop you! If the inspiration is strong enough then you'll find a way. My mind runs so quickly through so many different subjects that I can't trust myself to remember the words for later. Here are some situations I've been in where inspiration strikes but there's no paper to be found and what I used instead:
- Driving down the road; I've used both my phone's voice recorder and the dust on my dash to keep the words for later
- In a restaurant or fast food place; napkins are amazing
- Hiking or other outdoor activities; hands and arms can hold a surprising amount of words on them
- Passenger in a car; can't even count how many times I've texted myself.
So it's like I said before, don't get discouraged if you have no paper or writing utensil in sight. The world is your canvas. You just have to embrace the fact and use it to your advantage.
Inspiration Come Hither
So where does the inspiration for poetry writing come from? In my experience, almost anything can inspire you to write. Some of my poems are dark which stems from feelings that I have personally had. I've also looked up some prompts and written poems based on those. Nature is a big inspiration for me. People, places, animals, environments, movies, food, anything can be turned into an inspiration to write. Writing to write can be boring, but writing to tell a story or teach a lesson can be so very rewarding.
From A Suicidal Mind
My whole world is crashing down around me
And I couldn't stop it even if I tried.
So I guess the only thing left to do
Is sit by myself and cry.
Everything I know and believe
Is breaking so far apart.
I don't know who I am anymore
And knowing that is shattering my heart.
No one to come to the rescue this time
No one to say it's all ok.
Guess it's time for me to turn around,
Give one last glance, and walk away.
My world is crashing down around me
And nothing's gonna stop it now.
Destruction is all that's left
At last on bended knee I bow.
~~ Cassidy Kee original ~~
Don't Let it Pass You By
Sometimes words stick with you forever until you write them down. It's almost as though your ideas want to be seen and heard and won't leave you be until they are. So don't leave your words lying somewhere where they will never see the light of day. Take them up out of the darkness and give them life. Help others find purpose through your words and let them see the world through your eyes.