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Why Write Poetry? The Vision Behind Inspirational Or Spiritual Encouragement Poems by Deb Atkins

People write poems for different reasons. Most people that write poetry most likely use it as a way of expressing something they saw, felt, wanted, or experienced. When putting verse to rhythm somehow it affects us differently than if we were just reading a short story about the event or experience.

Some people write poetry to share, some seek out poetry competitions, to get their work broadly distributed. Some writers write poetry and other verse and use poetry submissions as a stepping stone to becoming published writers. Still others seek out poetry publishers or self-publishing tools to copyright their materials so they can share it themselves.

Underlying all of these is a need to express and be heard. That need comes from deep inside of the human spirit. Whether is is the share joy, sorrow laughter hope or experiences in life. So, even though they may not be ‘spiritually focused poems’ they are more often than not, ‘spiritually expressed’ poetry.

Writing Encouragement Poems – Inspirational or spiritual encouragement poems that speak to the creation or to the created being from a place higher than the everyday circumstance, somehow may seem to come right out of the spirit of man or even penned from the spirit of the Lord. You know, the kind that speak to what YOU saw, felt, wanted, or experienced… You remember – those poems that somehow trigger something inside of you to help you on your way for a day or for longer, in your journey through life.

An Inspiring English Literature Poem – One such poem I recall from my childhood (maybe 6th grade) for me was Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken. From that poem, it spoke to me, based on my spiritual upbringing, about taken the high road – the road less traveled – as I equated it to the road to eternal glory vs. the road to eternal suffering in my 12 year old head – back in 6th grade. although it was in English class, it related to something I’d been taught in the Word of God. I believe we are given the gift of poetry in many forms that can encourage our spirits from beginning journeys into fulfillment journeys during our lives.

If you have found a poem that was particularly encouraging to you and you believe it will encourage someone else, please share it in our blog at our website. We can build a whole encouragement site from spiritual, love, or encouragement poems that touched our hearts.

Deb Atkins is an artist and writer who uses her creativity to encourage others.


About jcladyluv

Jimmetta Carpenter was born and raised in the Prince George’s County Maryland and has had a very big imagination since a very early age. She has been writing poetry since she was in elementary school around the age of ten. Her love of words has allowed her to express herself in ways in which verbally she can not. She is a freelance writer, blogger, and the author of a collection of poetry, The Art of Love under the Pseudonym Gemini, and a novel titled The Diary: Succession of Lies under the Pseudonym Jaycee Durant. She is looking forward to producing two new online magazines, Write 2 Be, and Write 2 Be*Kids, in 2013 under Write 2 Be Media Co. She is currently working on her third and fourth novels and is looking forward to having a very long and rewarding career in writing and hopes that through living out her dreams she can inspire someone else out there to realize theirs. Her advice to other up and coming authors is to NEVER stop believing in your dreams and don’t ever be afraid to dream big.

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This entry was posted on April 22, 2015 by in Contributing Writers and tagged , , , .

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