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Poem - My Poetry is Too Personal

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Poem - My Poetry Is Too Personal

Poem - My Poetry Is Too Personal

I often find that

my poetry is too personal.

I have to replace I and me and my

with he and she and they,

when telling the stories

in the poetry,

often my subtle way

of trying not to reveal

that my poetry is too personal.

They are just words, right?

Sometimes a poem is

just a poem.

It is not necessarily a rant

and a vent

about my personal life

as somebody’s mother,

daughter, sister,

friend, or wife.

No.

At least, I would like you

to think so.

So I replace I and me and my

with he and she and they,

so that I do not cry

too much when I write

something that might

indeed be very personal

to I and me and my.

My poetry is too personal.

While there is nothing much to hide and

there is no big reveal,

my poetry is too personal.

And what I go through,

personally, sometimes

feels unreal.

I’m going ahead and letting you know

that my poetry is too personal.

So this poem here

Is just my little disclaimer

that the poems that

I write are not

written here

just to entertain yah.

My poetry is too personal.

Sometimes, these poems

discuss some real true

struggles indeed.

If some of these

poems are relatable,

I hope that they bring you comfort

when you read

them.

I know that writing

them was sometimes

cathartic for me

and that feeling

is good.

That feeling is a gem.

© 2018 Nyesha Pagnou MPH