A Month of Poetry Blog Tour

One of the topics YA Indulgences brought to light that I am discussing today is What Poetry Means to Me.
So let us begin! 🙂
Poetry is not something I used to write. I use to write full stories or short stories but here recently I find it easier to write a poem to quickly get a story across. My uncle writes poetry so he pushes me to do better and to be better. He is an inspiration I have in my life to continue writing.
Poetry can be like writing a journal for me. Certain times in my life can be found in a poem I write. Even if a poem is not ‘perfect’ I can still keep it for later so I can refine it or have my uncle look at it.
Poetry means an escape for me since I can lose myself in writing and thinking. It is something I drew myself into slowly. Something I have slowly been opening up to other people about. Something I have been slowly publishing in various small things. Maybe one day I can be comfortable enough in my escape to share it with others so they can lose themselves in the story. I would love for poetry to mean something to other people as much as it does to me.
An example of my poetry:
Black Panther
We stand in front of the theater,
explaining to my friend
the social inequalities of gender and race.
One friend tells him his biracial cousin
was shot by a cop.
He stares at us, his deadpan expression.
The wonderful lady who set this blog tour up 🙂

Misplaced Monday #4

For the kickoff of National Poetry month, I am going to use a book I read in 2013 that is a story told in poems.

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I do not remember much about this book but let’s go over what I do remember. I remember Ellen’s writing style. It was so unique to me when I read it. I had not seen a writing style like it and really haven’t seen one since. The Illuminae Files came close with some of their poems but it wasn’t identical.

I remember the main character was stuck on drugs and couldn’t bring herself off of them. If I remember correctly she ends up pregnant towards the end of the book.

This book was good but I gave it four stars? I do not remember why or if it was a mistake. But I did enjoy this book and can see myself rereading it. 🙂

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