i was eight or nine years old when i saw a movie called “cyrano de bergerac) but the love he had for this woman and the poetry he wrote and spoke of was from his heart , but being a person with a very long nose he felt that this woman or any other woman could not fall in love with him, so his poetry was given to a younger man that was in love with this same woman and he repeated what was said to him while she was on the balcony as cyrano hid in the bushes telling him what to say.
this inspired me to want to write poetry , but i didn’t start writing my poetry until i was in my teens and at that time with the gang enviroment it was considered punkish to write poetry.
i found out thou that many people did not like reading poetry because they didn’t understand it and couldn’t relate to it,but i found that everyone liked to read holiday cards which had nice rhyme and verses in them. i then challenged my self to write my poetry in rhyme and verse and where anyone could read and understand what was being said.
by the time i was eighteen and joining the army, i had a couple of hundred poems written , but somewhere along the line i missplaced my notebooks of poems.
when i was in the army i became very close to one guy which he and i always hung out together, even when we was in germany, and we survived the NAM era to get out of the army a few days apart. he hung around columbus GEORGIA until i got discharged and i went with him to his home in INDIANA and met and stayed with his family for two glorious weeks on their farm and found out that his father wrote poetry and after reading his beautiful poetry i became re-inspired to write.i now have over 800 poems on poemhunter.com and have written my first book which is christmas poems.
i have had many co-poets and readers keep telling me that they have become inspired by me and that i should start writing my poetry books.
so if you read them and feel the same ” then spread the word so that i can be heard “