I believe poetry should flow from the tongue like honey while simultaneously wrenching at the readers emotions with a force surpassed by no other. Poetry can make people cry, laugh, love and hate. It can be used as a powerful tool in defense or in attack. Poetry to me is emotion in word form. To be able to capture these emotions is a gift.
It is one that I try and fulfill through writings of life experiences. Some poets write of days and nights they've had throughout their lives. I write about the emotions that I've felt within these days and nights because those are the things that matter to me. I feel that the love contained within the gift of a rose is more important than the rose itself. To show this emotion to others is my way of welcoming them into a small part of my life. That is why I write poetry.