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Hello everyone. I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right forum, but I'm guessing I am since the post is related to my own poetry. I appologize if this post is misplaced. After browsing through these forums it seems like they have quite a large following so I thought this would be a good place to share my material.
I first started writing poetry only a few years ago and didn't even realize that it was poetry at the time. I just started by writing out my thoughts and eventually a sort of rhyme and meter developed to them. I was reluctant to publish any of my works, only because a lot of them are close to my heart and personal life. However, after showing a few people, they said that they were really good and inspiring, so I figured, why not share them with the rest of the world?
One of the reasons I decided to create my own site, as opposed to publishing or posting on other sites, is because I have an engineering background, so I'm fairly proficient at that sort of thing (an engineer who can write... go figure). The second reason is that I need an escape from my technical profession. One that involves something more... heartcentric - and what better escape than poetry?
So there you have it. The site is still a work in progress, but I feel that it's ready for it's IPO. My work is very varried, and a lot of it is complete freestyle. I never studied poetic forms (regretably), but rather just wrote what came to me. I would love to hear any advice / comments / criticisms (constructive ones) about either my site or my work. There is also a comment option under each poem, so if you want you can directly post comments on my website.
I appreciate your time and am looking forward to not only your input, but also to becoming a part of this community.