As children use toys to help process and tell their stories, adults use words. Sometimes the words alone fall short. The story might need to be shared with more beauty, more pain, more meaning. The culmination of words is more important than the individual words.
The final product is what makes poetry so captivating. Even a poem with so few words can have such a powerful impact. The way a piece of work is placed on a page can create an entirely different perspective for the reader. The pace a poem is read can affect its influence.
Finding a poem that tells your story, or part of your story, is liberating! Writing one yourself, might surprise you. What are you hanging onto? How will you use this form of art?
“Breathe. Release the hardships of today. They do not belong with your tomorrow.”
By: Caroline Racher