my name is cody , im 20 years old. i live in omaha nebraska. im new to oasis does anyone have any advice for me?????my one hobby i enjoy is writing poetry.Not everyone is perfect in this world. We all have problems that we need to work out. Did you know that one in 5 people in the world is diagnosed with a mental illness? Poetry can save lives, Its is really nothing to be ashamed of, I have a goal I would like to meet
I use poetry when I'm mad or depressed, see I'm bipolar type 2 and it involves suicidal thoughts. i have tried to many times but thought about what that would do to my family. So instead of committing suicide I wrote a poem about how I was feeling. And it took away some of the edge off my depression and anguish. so poetry really has saved my life in a way. if I didn't write I would probably be 6 foot under right about now. Poetry realy has helped me a lot in life. I am only 20 years old but have dealt with alot in life. i have been homeless i have been in trouble with the law. ive had multiple family problems. i recently lost my grampa to a brain tumor. i dont get along wiht my father. he used to beat me. he used to call me terrible names. . i know about stress i am now a college student. and it is not easy. but i am able to get through the problems of everyday life by carrying an notebook and a pen with me and writing down ideas or what ever comes to my mind and turn it into a poem. Btu there are some people who think that poets are weird people.
being a poet is not something that you need to hide or be ashamed of. with all the turmoil in the world right now i think people need to find a way to express the stresses of everyday life. There are plenty of people out there that get ridiculed for writing poetry. An I think that that is just wrong of people to criticize poets for doing the one thing that they like to do. I know personally I have had people walk up to me and call me a pansy for writing poetry. I told them to get lost. People think that poetry is girly, but it’s not. People don't understand that poetry is a way of expressing ones feelings.
I really think that if more people started writing instead of taking their anger or sorrow, or self hate out on other people. The world would be a much happier place than what it is right at the moment. But I have a way to change that. I would like to set up a poetry blog to get people more in tune with their artistic side. . i hope that you people are able to see where I am coming from with this. i would like to start a group of people on a blog to just talk about poetry. and learn the true power that poetry possesses. I hope that someday it will work. In the famous words of martin Luther king Jr “ I have a dream”. That if people were able to swallow their pride and honor. They too could see the true power that poetry has to offer. And they too would be able to get through the problems of everyday life by carrying an notebook and a pen with them and writing down ideas or whatever comes to my mind and turn it into a poem.
So in conclusion, I think that writing poetry really has saved my life a lot of times. don’t be ashamed to write poetry there is no dishonor in being a poet, or writing your feelings. So on this day. I challenge all of you to pick up a notebook and pen or pencil and write a poem about whatever it is that may come to your mind. I have been writing poetry for over 5 years and I am proud to say that I am a poet. And I am not alone, some other famous poets are: Walt Whitman, Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allen Poe, and my personal favorite Robert frost