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The Trick of Writing Poems

September 25, 2022
By Disneygirl_1 DIAMOND, Tenafly, New Jersey
Disneygirl_1 DIAMOND, Tenafly, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"On ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur" - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever" - Walt Disney


It shouldn’t be hard for you.

All it is,

is a silly little poem.


Anyone can write a poem.


Writing a poem is so easy,

so short,

so simple,

so foolish,

and so…

abundant.


There are enough poems in the world.

No one wants to

read another one of those boring,

short,

poems.

Writing a poem isn’t a problem.

It shouldn’t take so long.


After all,

All you need to do is take out a scrap piece of paper that came from anywhere—even a piece of paper napkins would work—, put your pen, pencil, or whatever writing utensil that you have,

and write.

Just give up already.

there’s no point in writing a poem.

No one’s going to read it,

no one’s going to even get past the first letter before putting it down, eventually deciding that it’s not worth reading.


Writing those boring poems isn't hard.

All you need

to do

is to write anything.

That’s it.

Nothing hard.

Simple.

Poems aren’t worth your time.


Then….

Why is it so hard for me?


I know why.

It’s because you have to pour your heart into it,

you have to express your emotion through mere words,

you have to show how you feel without actually showing them.


There are many steps to get to that point

where words start flowing out of you.


First, get the key.

The key to opening up your heart.

All you need to do is wish that you could write a poem to describe your bare feelings.

Your feelings without any masks on them.

Without any fog covering them up.

Just your feelings.

Whether it’s a poem for your loved ones, a poem for true heroes, or a poem from history,

they all come from your plain heart.


You have to dig deep into the deepest of your heart

to find the words that you’re looking for.

Once you find it,

gather those words,

and transform it into something magnificent, wondrous, and…

magical


Writing a poem isn’t easy.

But it’s always worth it in the end

when you finally let all those emotions out in the open,

showing your readers who you are and exactly what you consider is important.

You get to share those stunning moments and ideas.


I don’t care what you say.

Writing a poem isn’t easy.

But you still write it.

And the rest,

well,

depending on how well you hold your heart out to the readers,

Isn’t,

Or is history



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