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undead_poet's picture

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

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lamb_da's picture

welcome :)

Hi, I'm a reading Rainbow! :)

undead_poet's picture

hello

nice to meet you. i hope you have a good day
~so sayth the undead,HEED HIM WELL!

ferrets's picture

hia :D

does you like ferrets?

"...I find it kinda funny,I find it kinda sad, that the dreams where i am dieing are the best I've ever had..." -gary jules

undead_poet's picture

yes i do

yes i do like ferrets i used to own one his name was rascal
~so sayth the undead, HEED HIM WELL!

stardust's picture

greetings

poet! =) I think poets are wonderful. You'll fit right in here, there are lots of artists on Oasis.

I do enjoy reading poetry, though I hardly ever write it. But when I do, I have found that, like you said it can help during hard times. It sounds like you have indeed had a rough go of things, I hope that things become better in time.

Well, welcome to Oasis, we're wacky and silly, but we're loyal and unfailingly accepting. =)

undead_poet's picture

ty

thank you for your support. my net post will probably be one of my poems.i hope taht you read it
~so sayth the undead, HEED HIM WELL!

hellonwheels's picture

great minds...think alike?

i can relate a ton dude. I am also bi-polar, didn't get along w/ my pop, and have gone thru more shit than i can post here in my life. For me, my release isn't poetry, but I hear ya on how it can save you. We are all a little awkward, a little weird in our own ways...never listen to anyone who knocks you because of your poetry, they just don't understand. feel free to post here anytime. there are many other poets here, tophat, uncertain, devildog...to name a few. this is a cool place to post if you want to :)

dude, u listed a few of my faves. Poe definitely. Also love walt and bob frost...lol. shel silverstein too...although weird, its good stuff.

welcome to oasis

hell

Mental wounds not healing, driving me insane, i'm goin' off the rails on a crazy train- the ozzman

undead_poet's picture

it fells goood tat i have

it fells goood that i have someoen who i can really relate to. i hope that we are able to chat more i am always on my computer. ty for your support
~so sayth the undead, HEED HIM WELL!

jeff's picture

Welcome to Oasis...

Hope you enjoy your stay here.

Writing is a great release, but here you get even more benefit: being heard, read, understood, and supported, which makes it even better.

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"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." - Kurt Cobain

undead_poet's picture

thank you

thank you for your suppport.i hope that you will read my next post coming out soon
~so sayth the undead, HEED HIM WELL!

jeff's picture

Hmm...

I'll probably read any of the non-poetry posts. But there's a lot of people on here who appreciate poetry posts. I'm in the minority.

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"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." - Kurt Cobain

elph's picture

Looking forward to reading more...

...and, of course, I welcome you to a very supportive group of kids (although there are a few of us --- myself included ---- who no longer can be called kid).

btw... a double return between paragraphs will greatly improve a post's appearance :)

undead_poet's picture

ty

thank you for your support and advice
~so sayth the undead, HEED HIM WELL!