I Really Do This

By BG

I love to write my thoughts with paper and ink
If only to get a response of what it is you think
When I want to, I lay down and write rhymes
In the form of poetry line after line
Sometimes it takes a minute or two
Others five, though it’s all true
That’s what I like most about it
It don’t take long at all to write it
Plus it’s therapy
All positive energy

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36 Comments

  1. Cameron on December 14, 2020 at 2:09 PM

    BG,

    I love this poem! I reminds me of why I like to write and the power that poetry has. I agree- poetry really is like therapy and brings in so much positive energy. Also, I really like how you rhymed each line. The rhyming felt really natural and not at all forced. Really great job! I can’t wait to read more!

    -Cameron

  2. Sabryn Ferchichi on December 15, 2020 at 3:17 PM

    BG,

    I love how this was like an ode to poetry and your passion for it. It reminded me a lot of beat poetry or rap. Like “An Ode to Hip Hop” by Common and Erykah Badu. It’s short, but it also gets to the point and is like a slam resemblance of what’s to love about the art of poetry. “Plus it’s therapy,” is a line that really stuck out to me as I know me and many others feel this way when writing, like a form of therapy. Love to see more from you.

  3. ken on December 17, 2020 at 9:34 AM

    This poem is different from all the other poems on here. I like how you explain why writing is so important to you. I also like the way you rhymed in the poem. All in all this was a good and unique poem! Keep up the good work!

  4. Joyce on December 17, 2020 at 3:33 PM

    Dear BG,

    I love this positive message about the impact of poetry and writing! I also find that writing can be helpful for me to express my feelings, whether or not I’m writing for someone else to read. As you say, it’s like a form of therapy. Your poem is likely very relatable for many people. I love your rhymes and the meaning you convey in this short and sweet poem. It is also cool that you are writing directly to your audience. Keep writing! Sending lots of positive energy your way.

    Sincerely,
    Joyce

  5. Samantha on December 18, 2020 at 4:42 PM

    BG,

    Poetry is such a powerful, therapeutic tool, and I love how you express and embody that in this poem. I also love how you are so honest about the process of writing poetry; sometimes as poets, we have a lot to say, and it just flows out of us, and other times, it takes more time to express what it is we are feeling deep down. I am so glad that you have found poetry as a means of therapy and a place to gather and compose your thoughts. It’s so important to have an outlet! Please keep writing and sharing your work!

    Best,

    Samantha

  6. Anna on December 19, 2020 at 10:02 AM

    BG,
    Writing is a great way to express what you are feeling! I am so glad that you have found something you like to do! Keep writing poetry!

  7. kassidilenae on December 19, 2020 at 5:23 PM

    BG,

    Thank you for sharing with us! Writing poetry can be so therapeutic. It helps us focus our thoughts and describe our feelings. Keep using your words for good!

    KC

  8. Jescie Roberts on December 20, 2020 at 1:25 PM

    Hey BG! I love the use of rhyme scheme in this poem, it allows me to interact with what you are writing and almost flow through it easier. It gives a sing-song pattern to your work. Also, I love how the poem shows your thoughts on writing poems to begin with. It is cool because you are writing a poem about writing poetry and it is cool to see your point of view as well as what writing poetry is all about! Keep on writing!

  9. Virginia on December 21, 2020 at 11:38 AM

    Hi BG,
    I really like the way you write about writing. Your poem is short and simple, but it says all it needs to say and it comes across in such an honest and genuine way. I think it’s really cool that you use your writing as a way to express your thoughts and to channel some positive energy in your life. I feel the same way about writing— no matter what’s going on in my life, I always feel a little bit better after I’ve spent a few minutes with a paper and some ink. I also like how you wrote your poem with rhymes. It has a nice flow to it! Keep up the good work; this poem has inspired me to do some more writing myself, thanks to you!

  10. Megan Gaines on January 4, 2021 at 8:20 AM

    Hi BG,

    Thank you for sharing your poem! I really loved reading it and thinking about the process of writing. Reading about the process of writing a poem was really thought provoking and made me smile, especially with the rhyming. I completely agree that writing can be therapy and really help you figure out what you feel. I also think it can bring a lot of positivity to those writing it or reading it, and this poem definitely brought some positivity to me. I hope to read more of your poems!

    Sincerely,
    Megan

  11. Ziniya Shah on January 6, 2021 at 3:20 PM

    Hi BG,

    Thank you for sharing your poem, it was really good! I love how you simply outline the way to write a poem but still do it in a way that provokes one to think about the use of poem. Its wonderful that you use poetry for positive energy in your life and have an effective method to express yourself. Good job!

    -Ziniya

  12. Joseph on January 7, 2021 at 3:59 PM

    Hi BG,

    Thank you for sharing this poem! I really liked the title you chose– it sums up the feelings you express in the poem so well and also shows a sense of excitement and awe in the act of writing. I think the process of writing is the most fun and important part, and so writing a poem about the process of writing a poem helped me reflect on the fun that comes with creating things. I got a real sense of the joy it brought you to write it. This poem struck me as a tribute to the best things about writing– including the connections made between author and readers– and I hope you keep writing more of them.

    Best,
    Joseph

  13. Maria on January 11, 2021 at 9:41 PM

    Hi BG,

    I really enjoyed the poem you wrote and how simple it was, but at the same time it helped provoke some deep thoughts. It was cool how you mentioned writing poetry is therapy to you because you can put feelings somewhere even if you don’t want to talk to someone about them. I also enjoyed how you talked about the process of writing and it could be really short, but it could also take a little bit more thought and time. I think your title pulled the entire poem together and it was the cherry on top.

    -Maria

  14. Allison on January 15, 2021 at 4:42 PM

    Hi BG,
    Your poem is truly inspiring. I love how you use poetry as your way of expressing yourself. Poetry is not easy for many but it seems that it comes naturally to you. Your title is great and it definitely wraps up the whole poem.
    -Allison

  15. Jordan on January 18, 2021 at 10:37 AM

    Hi BG,
    I really like you poem, and your description of what writing does for you. Although you said the process and time you dedicate to writing something may vary, the fact that writing is like therapy remains true throughout your poem. I also like the positive energy that’s released through writing poetry. It is a great way to clear one’s mind and it’s good to write everyday! I hope you continue writing and sharing your wonderful work with others!

    Best wishes,
    Jordan

  16. Mary B on January 18, 2021 at 11:22 AM

    BG –
    Congratulations on writing a fantastic poem! I really enjoyed reading it. I think many people can resonate with this poem, because many people also use writing as a form of therapy. Another piece that really stuck out to me is that you mentioned all your poetry is true. Writing from your life experiences will make your work so much more personal and a more emotional experience for a reader. Keep up the great work!

  17. Riti Kalra on January 18, 2021 at 6:56 PM

    This poem is really wonderful. You express the power of writing and how it has transformed you as a person from the time that it takes (recognizing the intricacies of this process and why that’s important), to how it brings about positive energy, and acts as a form of therapy. I hope you continue to use writing and poetry as an outlet to express how you’re feeling.

  18. Natalie D. on January 25, 2021 at 1:25 PM

    Hey BG,

    I love that you use poetry as a way of getting you thoughts out. Sometimes it is best to write them down because as you said it’s therapeutic and easy to write a rhyme, probably a lot more easier to write it than to share it verbally. Writing poetry used to be an outlet of mine, and now after reading your poem I just might have to get back into it. Thank you for sharing.

  19. Gisela on January 30, 2021 at 3:51 PM

    Hi BG,
    Short and sweet. Poetry comes easy to you, it seems. I can’t rhyme to save my life, but I should try. Like you noted “it’s therapy, all positive energy.” Cheers, Gisela

  20. Grace McIlwain on February 1, 2021 at 12:28 PM

    BG:
    I loved this poem. I love how you talk about how writing poetry is therapy for you. This can be a great message for those who need an outlet for their emotions! I hope you keep writing and inspiring others.

  21. Dennis Kang on February 24, 2021 at 12:49 PM

    I loved reading your poem. I enjoyed it because it helped me understand why writing poetry is special or unique. Furthermore, your poem has positive tone that can be a cheerful encouragement to the audience. Good Job and I afford to read more of your poems.

  22. Dhara Patel on February 24, 2021 at 6:34 PM

    Amazing poem BG! It was short and to the point! Writing down and reflecting on your thoughts can really help lots of people, and this poem definitely hit me in a good way! Thank you for this, especially because positive energy is all we should spread.

  23. Charese on February 25, 2021 at 2:58 AM

    I love the rhyme scheme you used in this poem! It flows nicely, and I also agree that writing is one of the best forms of therapy. I think you perfectly encapsulated a way to cope and a way to feel; how powerful just writing on a piece of paper can be which I love so much! Keep on writing, you got this

  24. Maddi on March 5, 2021 at 1:52 PM

    BG, I really like this poem because it reminds me that poetry can take whatever form one wants it to take. I feel like writing poetry always intimidated me, personally, because I felt like it had to look or sound a certain way. But really, poetry can be a form of self expression that is as simple as sitting down and writing down some thoughts. Thanks for sharing this positive message!

  25. Joe Fargo on March 25, 2021 at 11:19 PM

    Dear BG,

    Thank you for sharing this poem. I loved the rhyme scheme and your clever use of words. I hope you continue to find more peace and power in the pen, and I hope you are doing well.

    Best wishes,
    – Joe

  26. Grace on March 27, 2021 at 4:25 PM

    Hi! This is such a great poem! I love that you mention how much you enjoy writing your thoughts down on paper. I too can relate to that. I especially like how you make the reference of it being like therapy. Putting our feelings and emotions down on paper certainly can be the equivalent of therapy for us! Continue to write down your feelings and share with others at is can help other people! Hope you are doing well!

  27. Emily on March 27, 2021 at 7:13 PM

    BG,
    This is a great poem and I love how it captures the energy that inspires other poets and writers. I’m glad you’ve found poetry as an outlet because you are clearly great at it!

  28. Zach Phelps on March 30, 2021 at 1:36 PM

    I loved the simplicity of your poem. You are telling exactly what you want your reader to know how you feel about writing. I think it is beautiful that you wrote about your relationship with writing itself, because writing is a powerful thing many use to escape the world around them and be brought to somewhere where they can express themselves in a new way! I love to write and to listen to other’s writing. I love listening to music for these exact reasons you describe, I love the lyrics and the therapy that writing can be! Beautiful poem, thank you for writing this!

  29. Ashlen on March 31, 2021 at 6:30 PM

    BG – I love that you’ve found positivity in writing! I really enjoyed reading your poem and I especially liked how thoughtful your rhyming was. Your poem also expresses so much in just a few lines, and while we may be far apart, I felt like I got to know a part of you through it. It made me want to write too. Keep on writing!

  30. Maria Mione on April 15, 2021 at 4:15 PM

    This poem is so carefree. I love how the rhyming makes this poem have a rhythm.

  31. Anna on April 16, 2021 at 3:01 PM

    Hey BG, I really enjoyed this poem! I am glad you enjoy writing and get the chance to do it and share it with us. It’s cool that you used poetry to explain why you enjoy writing. I also really enjoyed the style you chose and your use of rhyme. Thank you for sharing!

  32. Anna on April 16, 2021 at 3:42 PM

    BG,
    I love this poem. It truly reminds me how powerful writing can be. I hope you continue to find love in writing poetry

  33. Keirstyn on April 23, 2021 at 4:45 PM

    I love this poem for more than one reason. The first one being that you wrote a poem about writing poetry, that’s so cool! The other reason being that I got to learn why you enjoy writing. I’m glad you have this as an outlet, because this is also one of mine. Keep writing and just be 100% you always!

  34. cm on May 1, 2021 at 6:50 PM

    Hello BG, I am a student in a university writing course titled Writing and Community. We focus on community service and service learning to interact with the community around us and enhance our learning. I really enjoyed your poem and the attitudes you have toward writing. I like that you mention that some poems take longer than others, and imply that they do not all need to follow the exact same format to be considered poetry. I am glad that you find writing poetry to be therapeutic, as it is so important to have a hobby that allows you to express yourself and feel calm. I do hope that you continue to write and express yourself through your poetry. Good luck in the future!

  35. Billie Marcheva on May 6, 2021 at 11:11 PM

    Hey BG,

    I love this moment of meta self-reflection. As your reader, we’re just one part of your writing process, but I’m grateful to be a part of it. I hope you keep writing and creating. There will always be someone out there who will relate to your work and feel less alone. Hopefully you can feel less alone, too. Sending you lots of love.

  36. Ayzhiana Basallo on May 10, 2021 at 12:54 PM

    I loved reading your poem! It’s so motivating and funny to me. I absolutely feel the same way. I think writing really helps me express my own emotions in a therapeutic way. It is such a great escape and it makes you feel like you can actually do something and you read over it and you say I really do this because you love your work. That feeling is just so amazing!

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