I remember elementary school
When they told me the rules
"A poem has to rhyme
And it's all about the syllables."
I remember in seventh grade
When my thoughts would fade.
It's got to be long,
and you've got to be original.
Well high school came around
And there my creativity was found.
My teacher told me poetry was expression
about the pain, about the love,
about all the above.
Why did it take so long, to explain it all?
By then I was gone,
I was worried about who might judge me
with the lyrics to my song.
It took a few great poets: Dickinson and Poe
to open up my heart to the show.
I learned a lot of about poetry
About the complexity of your creativity.
No one is simple, and no one is free
until they open up their hearts to the great big sea
The sea of vulnerability, emotions, passion, openmindedness
You haven't expressed yourself until you're begging on your knees.
Poetry freed me
Poetry made me feel secure
Poetry allowed other people to understand me
Poetry can be whatever I want it to be.
If I could go back in time
I'd say I dont wan't your stupid rhymes.
I don't want to write poetry in a certain amount of time.
I'd say being creative and different isn't a crime