Even though I write I have never been one to create poems. That’s really not my thing. I do, however, enjoy a good poem when I read/hear one, and admire those who are able to link words together that deliver intense feelings of emotion that may be good, bad happy or sad. (Hold up! I just made a rhyme! There may be hope for me yet. :-))
Last year I did create something I placed in my “Random Thought” category that is probably the closest I’ve ever come to writing a poem. The piece is called The Dreaded Box and was written the day after I attended my father’s funeral back in October. Although it’s a little cryptic, the piece basically encompasses all the emotions I was feeling at the time. You can be the judge on whether it’s an actual poem or not.
Since April is National Poetry Month I’ve decided to step out of my comfort zone and try my hand at writing a real poem. At the end of the month I hope have something worth sharing with you all. If you’re up for the challenge I would love for you to join me in my efforts.
I’m going to leave you with one of my favorite poems by Maya Angelou – Phenomenal Woman. The reason I like this poem so much is because the narrator knows that on first glance her physical attraction may not be obvious to many, but if someone dares to take a closer look, they too will see the natural beauty she has always known that she possesses. Enjoy.
PHENOMENAL WOMAN by Maya Angelou