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An Ode To Poetry

Written by on August 7, 2023

Writing is one creative way that people can express themselves. Writing stories and songs is an amazing way to live vicariously through a character or

façade. One of my favorite past times is writing poetry. Poetry to me, is writing that allows an individual to divulge his or her feelings in an expressive way that is idosyncratic and specific to that individual. No two poems will ever mean the same exact thing or share the same exact context. I started to write poetry when I was in 7th grade. I read a couple Langston Hughes poems and I was hooked since. Outside of writing silly poetry, I would write about my feelings and emotions. This was truly my outlet several times in my life. Poetry to me is unique to the person writing it… maybe it rhymes maybe it doesn’t. Maybe it makes no sense to the person reading. That doesn’t matter in my opinion. Poetry cannot be put into a box.


I would like to introduce the idea of a freestyle Friday! Each Friday I will introduce a new poet or a piece of poetry that I love.

I’m calling all poets. I would like to feature your poetry on my blog. If you are interested please reach out to me via email  [email protected] for details.



Two of My favorite poems:


Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow
-Langston Hughes
Husbands and Wives

Husbands and wives
With children between them
Sit in the subway;
So I have seen them.

One word only
From station to station;
So much to talk for
So close a relation.

-Miriam Hershenson
One of my own
 Me VS Me
Sitting in silence
Alone with my thoughts
Not much a variety
Because now no one talks.
My feelings as strong as the words that I speak
But to speak of these thoughts to others seems weak.
Not sure where I stand
Do I know who I am?
Who is this version, staring at me?
When I look in the mirror
I don’t know who I see.
Is it me vs them or me vs me
When you take the time to listen
Is when you can finally see.
V & J
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