Member Rara Avis
When my husband and I were still together, I did read my stuff to him over the phone in the very very beginning of our relationship. He liked them then as far as I could tell. He didn't understand them all, but he seemed to like most of them.
Then one day...I started finally started really unleashing myself upon the page and began writing the erotic and sensual poetry that had been stirring in me since I was 16. Some of the first stuff was pretty graphic and I think surprising to him. *sigh* He didn't like it. Its like I put a part of myself out there honestly and let him read...and I guess it scared him. I didn't let him read very much of my poetry after that.
Now that we've seperated, I let him read some of the ones that I've written about our marriage...the ones that are very difficult to write.
Now, I'm involved with someone. I don't let him read everything because some of it sounds insane to me. I don't like to make him worry anymore than he already does. I get in very dark moods, and the stuff that is in my notebooks...some of it, would scare people...geesh..it scares me sometimes.
Some of my stuff is actually in my journals. Some thoughts I just need to keep private.
As for my family, they have read a little of my poetry. No one really thinks it is as amazing of a talent I think. I have let my Dad read one of the poems that was for him. He just smiled softly, and I can't really remember what he said, but he loved it.
My Stepdad started flipping through one of my notebooks when I was visiting home one time. I got antsy, but tried to be still because at least he was showing interest.
My friends used to read my poetry in high school and afterwards all the time. My best friend and her husband read my work when I give it to them to read. I do sometimes.
When I give my work to people to read, I often get carried away...especially if they like it. LOL! Then I start letting them read stuff and can't seem to stop...think it gets on their nerves. lol..
Thats all I have for now. thanks for listening to me ramble.
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