Poetry Is...

Poetry Is...

A Poem by Elizabeth Carter
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I have wondered what poetry really is. Is it the rhyming? No. Maybe it's the stanzas and way you word things. No. I realized that these things don't truly matter. It's what you put in it that counts.

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What is poetry?

Poetry is discovery.
Finding something new,
That provides a new look on life.

Poetry is relief.
That moment when you learn,
Your father will make it though.

Poetry is fear.
That time, late at night,
That you knew something wasn't right.

Poetry is anger.
Wanting to scream and yell,
Because nobody really understands.

Poetry is pain.
Aching in sorrow,
Because a friend, is no longer a friend.

Poetry is comfort.
A needed hug,
When all you want to do is cry.

Poetry is inspiration.
Looking out into the sky,
And seeing the most beautiful sight in the world.

Poetry is bravery.
Doing what is right,
Even when it is the most difficult thing in the world.

Poetry is jealousy.
Seeing the one you love,
With an undeserving, ungrateful other.

Poetry is joy.
Seeing your best friend get off the plane,
And running to them with a big smile.

Poetry is loss.
Having the only important thing in your life,
Ripped from your grasp.
 
Poetry is admiration.
Finding a child,
Doing their absolute best to please you.

Poetry is passion.
Giving your all,
To something that you desire and love. 

Poetry is excitement.
That skipped heartbeat,
When you see the one who holds your heart.

Poetry is confusion.
Not knowing where to go, or what to do,
In a world that pulls you in every direction.

Poetry is longing.
Wishing, wanting, yearning,
To do that thing you have been afraid to do for so long.

Poetry is love.
Doing a small act of kindness,
for a child, a lover, a parent, or even a stranger, just to show you care.

Poetry is...
Feelings and emotions,
In word form.

This is what poetry is.

© 2013 Elizabeth Carter


Author's Note

Elizabeth Carter
I think my favorite thing about this poem is that the reader can put in any circumstance for each emotion. It doesn't have to be what I wrote. Each person can think of a new description of the emotion "love" or "confusion" or "bravery." I did this as I was writing it. I chose descriptions that I have experienced in my life, and I hope you can relate, and maybe do this too as you read it.

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Elizabeth you've done a fantastic job here. This is an excellent definition of all the possible things poetry can be. If someone says they can't relate to at least one thing in here then they're lying. You captured a lot of things that people write about especially about undeserving love and best friends. Well done

Chaos_Collector

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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all i can say is WOW this is an amazing poem! as i read each emotion and feeling, i could really feel everything u wrote! and thats all any of us writers want, and u NAILED IT! great job and keep writing!

Posted 8 Years Ago


Love your thoughts on poetry ....

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

poetry is all of these things isnt it

poetry is when emotion and words finally find each other

this was great im glad im eyes got to see it

Antonio


Posted 8 Years Ago


Elizabeth you've done a fantastic job here. This is an excellent definition of all the possible things poetry can be. If someone says they can't relate to at least one thing in here then they're lying. You captured a lot of things that people write about especially about undeserving love and best friends. Well done

Chaos_Collector

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A well mannered poem that is showing different patterns or ways to communicate in a poetry, using expression, emotions, pain etc.

Posted 8 Years Ago


All true. Great write.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

lol that should be I love how

Posted 8 Years Ago


I love who youve wrote this with each subject (which can have a magnitude of thoughts) and wrote your feelings about it on the bottom line its well laid out

Posted 8 Years Ago


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Elizabeth Carter

8 Years Ago

Thank you!!:D
P.s. I love your name:)
elizasexybeth

8 Years Ago

thanks. pondering thoughts from our heads and feelings from our hearts, which are different, you hav.. read more
Thumbs up....

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

adore it.......
nice...carry on..

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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My writing come from my heart, and my emotions, and I hope that you will be able to connect with it, and enjoy reading it! I don't try to stick to any way of writing so my work will more than likely b.. more..

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