For the Artists Who Like to Remain Strictly Out of the Box
I have recently started writing poetry again. It’s been a few years since I’ve even been inspired to write poetry again but the poetic urge somehow was there at the end of my fingertips once again. I don’t know if it was because I found love again or because just as quickly as I found it slipped out of my reach but for whatever reason there it was. Poetry was the very first type of writing that I did, well aside from the very short picture book that I wrote, drew up (even though I can’t draw at all), and bound together (with yarn of course) at the age of 6. It was the way that I could express all of the feelings I had about the abuse from my mother at home, the bullying by the majority of the kids at school, and the insecurities I had about myself.
The imagery that goes into poetry is amazing, the way it only takes a few words just to describe a lifetime of feelings. Now of course there is quite a lot of imagery in the short story and in writing song lyrics (which are mostly just poetry), and in writing novels and narrative essays, along with plays and movies. However, poetry was what saved me in my childhood, it helped me deal with my childhood, and it gave me my first glimpse of my purpose.
Now April is National Poetry month but it is also Camp NaNoWriMo month for those that participate in that as well. So this issue of Write 2 Be Magazine is not only dedicated to Poetry, but to the imagery that goes into weaving a story through its words. Yes words itself are what make a story what it is but the imagery within it is what allows us to see the big picture, to envision the story in our own minds instead of it just being words on a piece of paper. I hope you enjoy the articles, the poetry (both spoken word and written) and the overall content of this issue. Take care and let your imagination soar!