Buried somewhere in the infinite pages of posts, I'm sure something similiar to this thread exists. It's hard being a newbie.
Anyway, I hope we can give definition to poetry in this thread by everyone who has the talent or just likes to use poetry as an outlet. Here we go:
What Poetry Means
Everyone's a poet, but what does that say to me?
I wonder if people are longing to be free...
Free from the questions lurking deep in our minds,
Answers given in an untolerable amount of time,
Time that creates an ever hostile acceptance,
By a will that demands a more immediate essence,
Or are these words of beauty but a tool,
To escape and learn through a reflective pool,
Of endless notions seeping out of our minds,
And onto the blank space in the form of rhyme.
Once, I thought I'd be stronger than before,
When my need for poetry was no more.
Alas, I've come to find that I can use it without end,
To help me whenver my heart needs to mend,
From the pain of mishaps from everyday life,
And all the common issues that create strife,
Or even in a peaceful moment of tranquility,
While appreciating my own human ability.