I was reading a blog from a fellow blogger (Why Teaching Poetry is so important) and he wrote in it that “Poetry can give students a healthy outlet for surging emotions” and I feel that this is true…I am planning on moving and was going though my old things and found a poem that I wrote to myself or to anyone but no one at the same time. But I feel that writing it when i was going though a hard time made me feel so much better.
This is not something that i would normally do as I am a nutritionist and my job is helping people but I though it was pretty good and wanted to share. Here goes nothing…
“I have once had sex,
but I don’t know if there will be a next.
My heart still hurts from the last,
It sure did hit me like a blast.
I will never forget that night,
my whole body shaking from fright.
‘there has been an mishap’,
upon hearing this, I collapsed.
It was the worst feeling of my life,
It cut me so deep, cut like a knife.
Stabbed me in the chest
deeper than the rest.
I still am surprised that nothing showed,
As my heart beat slowed.
I thought, I too was going to leave
and do nothing but bleed
But I didn’t…”
I wrote this when I was about 15, after my boyfriend got killed. This poem got me through a lot and being able to use writing as an outlet was amazing. I suggest for anyone going through a hard time to write a poem about it. It gets it down on paper and helps to get it out of your head.
That was a dark chapter in my book and was interesting to relive but now its time to get back to my cheery self 🙂 and enjoy the rest of this beautiful day.