When I was a little girl poems had to rhyme they had to follow a certain pace like a song follows time
But now, as I grow older I'm finding that poetry tells a story My story, yours, hers, his Poetry... tells. someone's. story.
When I was a little girl a good poem meant it moved you . but . I struggled to find the words that made me sound fancy and smart
When I was a little girl poetry was a form of art but I didn't understand it, I just wanted to write
Now I hope to encourage little girls to just write what they feel because somewhere out there someone feels the same way and they'll be happy you put it down they'll be glad to know they aren't alone
and you'll know you aren't alone either
I'm starting to doubt free-writing my poems. Are they really poems? Guess I'm still trapped by the beliefs I had when I was a little girl. I also hope people read this in the voice I wrote it in. I struggle with that, still.