Why Poetry Fits in With My Self-Help Style

Posted by / September 13, 2013 / 0 Comments

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Image: Public Domain, Pixabay

Image: Public Domain, Pixabay

I know there are some people who don’t like poetry. There are also people who probably think that someone who writes the kind of content I do has no business posting poetry on the same account. Well, we’re not allowed to have more than one account, I have more than one talent, and in my mind, the poetry actually does fit.

How is that possible? Well, let me explain. Poetry can be very therapeutic. I hated it at first, but I found it to be a great outlet for my feelings. At first I never let anyone see it, but eventually I did. The thing is, whether you ever let anyone see it or not, it can feel good to get your feelings out. Some people do it with poetry, others with creative writing, others through drawing, painting, sculpture or other creative forms. Getting what you’re feeling out can be a great relief.

So my poetry got me through some of the darkest times in my life. Creative expression can do that for others, and I want people to know that. I share mine because A) I’m creative and I like sharing that part of myself. B) Others may relate to my work and it might help them feel less alone in their own hard times. C) It may inspire others to try writing or try releasing their own work to the public. So there are several ways that it’s a good thing. No matter how I look at it, sharing my poetry is good for me, and good for the world.

So that’s how I’m thinking about it, and that’s why I plan on sharing every last poem that I’ve ever written. Not only that, I’m going to try really hard to give myself some time during the week to sit down, clear my head, and see if I can write more. I haven’t done much creative writing and I really miss it. I also want to expand into poetic prose and other “odd” types of writing.

I used to think that the poetic part of me and the motivational speaker part of me had to be separate, but I believe now that I was wrong. Trying to section myself off only makes me unhappy, and I’m no good to my readers or myself if I’m not happy. If you don’t happen to like poetry, I ask that you give it a chance, but if you’re still not into it, the poems will be clearly labeled so you can just skip over them in your notifications feed.

I already feel better. Just the idea of bringing all that I am together as a whole feels good. No more bits and pieces. I’m going to be a whole, strange, beautiful, eclectic person. That’s me, and that’s a good thing.

About Briana Blair

Artist, writer, ordained interfaith minister, Dr. of Metaphysics and passionate oddball. I love to create, and I love bringing knowledge and joy to others. I've been an artist for 35 years, a writer for 26 and a Pagan for 22. And I'm just getting started!

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