Every once in awhile I hit a point in my life where I get stressed and need relief. In moments like this, no amount of junk food, binge watching, or spa treatments can help me feel better. In order for me to pull myself out of the hole that I sometimes walk into, I must write. I know you may be thinking, “Well you are already a good writer so, that should be easy.” My response to you would be; that is not entirely true. Writing about things you love to talk about are easy, but finding the words to express your innermost feelings is often a difficult task. Personally, I have found solace in discussing my emotions through creative writing such as poetry, so that I can vent while also creating and producing meaningful writing that I can be proud of in the long run.
For some reason, poetry is an art that I am able to vent through, and afterwards I tend to not only feel better, but I also improve my writing skills in the process. I want to share with you all a piece that I wrote at a time when my emotions had become overbearing. This piece of writing was a game changer for me because it helped me express myself without revealing too much about myself at the same time. I feel as though sometimes we fear being vulnerable, so instead we create this facade of strength so we can appear okay to people on the outside.I found that various forms of structured writing, such as poems, melodies, raps, and short stories, can be a perfect place to document your feelings. So here is my first poetry piece that I uniquely used as a way to relieve stress. Please read, indulge in my thoughts and leave your opinions below.
Seeds of Emotions
One of the worst feelings in the world is finding out that the world you love does not feel the same
The excruciating, stomach-churning emotions that follow this revelation are enough to make you swallow yourself
Within the tears you cry, you will eventually find a sense of internal, and external self.
Your despair will offer a purpose, and a meaning to the issues that you must soon accept. Depression will occur while your mind wonders towards the possibilities of the future that will never exist.
In the midst of the lingering disappointment, there will be a deep enlightenment
The words that were said will continue to rip you to shreds, and often leave lasting impressions that become etched into your skull
Actions can never be returned to the sender once the deed is done
However, they leave an everlasting memory which will replay, and alter all life choices that will come
The same person that once enraptured your mind, has the power to alter your entire outlook on the world
In doing so their feelings for you will cause you to develop feelings for them, and if those same feelings are not reciprocated a seed will sprout
A gut wrenching seed with deep envious filled roots, and leaves that grimace at the sky while growing to its full potential
Afterwards this seed will become a sprout, and this sprout that became a plant, will develop new seeds that will create new plants,
and these feelings will continue to grow.
Once these feelings mature, and reach maturation we can no longer hold them in and they flow out through our words, and our tears, and our actions and our decisions,
and we make a mockery of ourselves and the situation based on feelings.
We do this because one of the worst feelings is finding out that the world that loves us is not the one that we love
Sometimes love, and the world of love are just too psychologically disturbing to live with but too devastating to live without.
Now that you have read my poem , can I ask you a question? Yes? Okay. How does this poem make you feel? Do you notice any of your own deep seated emotions in the words of this poem? If you answer is “Yes” then this poem could have been written by you. What I mean when I say this is that the feelings in this poem that resonated deeply with you could be in a poem that you write to relieve stress. Just like how some choose to go to the gym to burn off some steam, you could sit back, think about your grievances and then write about them. While writing you can let yourself go, you can cry, scream, shout, even rip holes in the paper with your pen if it will make you feel better! Don’t just think of writing as a tool that you have to use to write a college essay. No, you can use writing to benefit you, to help you say things that are too difficult for you to articulate, and to help you relax. No one has to read your words, but I guarantee you that after you write, specifically with a pen and paper, you will feel so much better.
When I’m stressed I write poetry, but when you are stressed you can write anything. Just try it for yourself and make sure that you are being completely honest in your words. I encourage all of my readers to get a piece of paper and a pen, and just write about your problems or any feelings in general. Speak your truth in your mind and let it reign free through your pen. Don’t stop until you start to feel those clouds in your mind disappear and your heart beat starts to slow down. Then after you finish leave me a comment and let me know if writing helped you like it helps me.