Hopefully, your day has found you well.
When I first started writing poems again after 10 years, this was the poem that launched the string of other poems.
I have to admit that it was difficult for me to start writing after a long time.
After having studied literature and gaining much knowledge through that, I felt constrained by the ‘rules’ of producing excellent poetry. I found it suffocating to write because I found myself ‘overthinking’ and this somehow restricted my freedom of expression.
One day, I simply got inspired by excellent poetry that I had read belonging to a friend of mine. During a ride home in my dad’s car one Sunday night, I felt a burgeoning need to express my repressed self so I took out my mobile phone and typed this poem out.
I couldn’t wait any longer to find a perfect time or a convenient piece of paper and pen to comfortably write.
So, I did it.
I wrote my first poem after ten years, on November 9, 2014.
‘a bit of all’
coldly contained beneath a permeable void
silently shuddering, shhhh be still.
But penetrating the emptiness is the unseen,
so shrill it thrills with a shuck
shuck shuck Shuck : Hark I Cry,
those shouting hands and they call
to be saved yet they fall
to their fate: recall
a story, that will
Hopefully, you enjoyed the poem. If you have been holding back from writing for any such reasons or for the fact that you think you aren’t good enough, I urge you to get rid of those crazy thoughts–to set yourself free from your repressed emotions and just write.
There are no rules to expression.