Why Write Poetry? | Top 3 Reasons

Why Write Poetry?

Many of you fellow bloggers and readers out there are wondering, “Why write poetry?” Well, I’ve been writing poetry for a few years now and I’m going to give you the top three reasons that I do: Writing has therapeutic benefits, mental benefits, and, on a blogging website, helps you to connect with other writers

Writing Poetry is Therapeutic.

The first reason that I write poetry is that it’s therapeutic; it’s a release of emotions. Sometimes you don’t know how much you have built up on the inside until you start writing. But, be careful: Once you start letting it out, it can be overwhelming.

Writing Poetry is a Mental Exercise

Writing poetry also forces you to exercise your mind. You have to think and you have to practice your writing and grammar skills. It also helps you to challenge yourself to become better at something.

Writing Poetry on a Blogging Website Connects You with Other Poets

I love being able to connect with other writers on WordPress. I’m able to learn from other writers, relate with them, and also get new ideas. In addition, we’re able to give each other constructive feedback and encouragement to keep writing.

In Conclusion of Why Write Poetry. . .

If you haven’t starting writing poetry yet, I hope you give it a try. If you already do write poetry, I hope this gives you encouragement to keep writing and to broaden your horizons. I hope you all gain the therapeutic benefits, mental benefits, and connections to others through writing poetry.

Featured photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash.

If you liked reading this poem, also check out “Writing Poetry” by Kanzen Sakura, as well as my post “The Jeremy Fragrance Interview.”

“Pregnancy Announcement.” © Joey Blue and thepoetryaboutus.com, 2019. All rights reserved.

Why Write Poetry
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Love and Adventure | Poetry Remix No. 2

“Love and Adventure.”

On the streets, searching this city with you,

Two dots on a mountain or ocean blue.

We’re searching the world, making memories.

We’re spending money but getting for free.

The world’s so big, we’re at each other’s side.

We’ve got each other’s back – Bonnie and Clyde!

The storm clouds turn grey.

Wind blows, night and day.

Like Empire State,

We’ll shine anyway.

Searching with you. ‘cross mountains, oceans blue.

New York can’t compare with my love for you.

Featured Photo by Dean Rose on Unsplash.

If you liked this post, I’d recommend checking out this post by Ephemeral New York, “The subway is a microcosm of New York City.” Also check out the original version of this poem, “NYC Streets in Love.” Thank you for reading “Love and Adventure.”

© Joey Blue and thepoetryaboutus.com, 2019. All rights reserved.

NYC Streets, Love and Adventure
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Heart at Peace | Poetry Remix No. 1

“Heart at Peace.”

A long day coming, like a hurricane.

Came to work happy, but now not okay.

Whatever happened, we’ve been there before.

Hiding in his house, in his room, shut door.

And he plays on his guitar

things he feels inside his heart.

When the world does fall apart

and everyone feels so far.

Came to the world as simple as could be.

She wanted little things, not like you, me.

But the world never told it would be cruel.

Left her brokenhearted, feeling a fool.

So she plays on her guitar

things she feels inside her heart.

When the world does fall apart

and everyone feels so far.

Still, they play on their guitars

and they pray a little prayer.

And the peace inside their hearts

lets them know that someone’s there.

Featured Photo by Kat J on Unsplash.

If you liked this poem, please check out “Peace of Mind And Heart” by Hazel Straub. Also check out the original version of this poem, “Someone Knows Something.”

© Joey Blue and thepoetryaboutus.com, 2019. All rights reserved.

Someone knows something, heart at peace
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