Some think poetry is boring or a waste. I don't waste ink just to pass the time. I write because poetry is where I can find myself. It's amazing how you can find out so many things about yourself just by using a pen and paper. I was never a person to always say how they feel or to speak up when needed. I always had a lock on my mouth- on my thoughts- that I could never really find the key to. Instead of trying to run around and figure out where I fit in. Instead of keeping my mouth shut because I'm scared you won't accept me. I know exactly where I belong. Poetry is Where I have a voice. Where I can stop running and start living. Through my poetry- through the words that I speak- I don't want you to just hear my words, I want you to FEEL my words. Feel my emotions that expand through my body and reach for yours. Don't just feel my words because I say so. Feel the words that I speak because my words are powerful. I am powerful. Poetry. Where I can be ME. The Beauty The Creativity. The Imagination. The Complexity and sense Hope. makes it all worth while.