if I show you my dark side, will you still hold me tonight?
~ Pink Floyd "The Final Cut"
feel that the emotions behind a poem are like flames that burn deep
down inside of our souls, and occasionally, they need to be released.
Some artists use paint, oil and canvas to express themselves.
Others use the pen. I first started writing when I was 17 years old.
For me, it was a way to release my pent up feelings and put down on
paper some of my deepest and darkest feelings. I kept most of my writings
private, but after a time, I began sharing them with my friends and
found that many of them could relate to my writings. Some of them
were even inspired to begin writing their own poems while others decided
it was time to share what they had created.