When I write a poem (and mind you I am in NO WAY a pro!) I attempt to BLEED the poem. I really want my heart and soul to be exposed to the reader. I long to have the reader come away touched and maybe a bit tearful. My poetry may not be of a Shakespearean quality, but as long as it touches a heart or makes someone smile I feel that my job is well done. I am learning to write NOT from my life's experiences too, to make my poetry have a broad spectrum. I, alas, cannot rhyme to save my life, so any attempts from me will be awkward and painful! So my meager scratchings here on the forums are just a "Freeverse" type deal. I'll leave the rhyming to Nan and the rest of you awesome poets! I am happy to be surrounded by all of you talented pens and hope it'll rub off on me sometime soon!
I look foward to any thoughts or feelings ya'll might have