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Hey everybody, I have just signed up here at pipTalk and I was hoping to introduce myself here in my first post.
After vigorous minutes of searching and contemplating, I have arrived at the conclusion that this is the proper forum (and section) to introduce myself.
I am determined to remain as discrete as possible on here in hopes that my identity will not be revealed incase somebody I know just so happens to wander upon this great site. Speaking of which, I stumbled along this site from netpoems.com which had intrigued me and has just been added to my Favorites list along with these Forums. I do hope to contribute to this site and strive on being accepted into this community.
I will say however that my name is Mike, I am eighteen years old, and I have a strong passion for writing. Poetry in particular especially as of late. I would consider my writing a showcase of the talent that I hold, that I had never knew that was a part of me before, but at the same aspect... I don't think I am anywhere near the level of most of the people on these boards from what I have read so far.
While I believe writing can always be improved upon practicing, experience, and enhancing your poetry... I also believe it is a gift that cannot be necessarily be taught. Much like being a great teacher. Ironically, I feel that being a great teacher is a gift you are born with that cannot be "taught". Fortunately I have had the opportunity to have an English teacher who had touched and changed my life in a way I could never place into words. I just wanted to mention her for she really is a huge inspiration to me and my writing and I was blessed to hear her tell me that she actually changed her way of teaching (a bit) because of me in order to reach those shy kids who always wanted to speak up but for some reason never could. For you see, I was that kid and it took me almost the entire school year until I finally spoke up and it changed my life. As a result of being the guy that never spoke up, I think that is where I developing my writing talents as well as the passion I have for it.
Most of my poems and writing however I would believe are deemed "Rated PG-18", so I will probably be spending most of my time there.
Poetry is fairly new to me and I have tended to notice that the majority of my poems would fall under the categories of: Depressing, Disturbing, Perverse, Lustful, Insanity, Repulsive, just a few words that would come to mind.
Hell, I don't know if any literary major or most people in general would even consider some my work "poetry". I am sure that some of you will see it as great writing while others may think it's ridiculous and CHEAP TWO WORD rhymes. Honestly, I don't think it is that at all. I take this very seriously and I hope to share a lot of writing with all of your here and I hope that you all will enjoy it or be touched by it some way.
I have also learned to realize that it seems like most of my poems seem to be based upon from true experiences while my stories lean more towards fiction.
Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself to this community. You can call me Mike or you can call me carnagec7 (It's just a made up name that nobody knows about with no significant meaning behind it whatsoever... or is there? Nah, there isn't.)
This isn't my first experience to forums and message boards but definitely my first experience in terms of interracting with others in regards to writing and poetry which I hope to share with all of you and really look forward to reading writings from others on here. There's so many different sections to these forums on here, I got lost about five times before I finally made it here.
I hope I am posting this in the proper section, if not, I apologize.
Anyway, that's my first post and you shall be hearing a lot more from me in bits and spurts.
I hope I was able to make a great first impression because this site clearly made a great first impression on me. I think I am going to love it here and look forward to interracting with everybody here. Thank you for taking the time to listen.
PS. I apologize for an typographical errors or grammar misuages for it is 3:05 A.M. in the morning (yes another clue revealed that I live in the East Coast even though Daylights Saving Time screwed everything and everyone over) and I am exhausted right now. Hey, I wrote a lot for my first post and if you made it this far... I hope you enjoyed these past ten minutes or so reading this as I enjoyed these past twenty minutes or so writing it.
Oh and one more thing I think I might add. After reading this post, getting to know me, and etc.. once you see some of my poems... YOU'RE NEVER GOING TO BELIEVE that this came from my thoughts. Just wait... I won't promise you it will great... but I will promise you that it will definitely touch you in some way... positive or negative, I do not know... but I promise it will touch you... make you laugh... make you cry... make scared.. make you happy... I can't say for people interpret different things differently. I look forward to posting my writings and receiving feedback as much as I look forward to reading yours and leaving feedback. This might have been the longest PS. that I have ever written. Just wait...