Oh, to be a poet one must be so emotional. Well, no. Not necessarily. We're only really capable of understanding feeling, investigating our emotions. It doesn't mean we cry all day, or pass nights in dark rooms moping.
We have lives; come home from work or get in on a night bus back; it's from all this experience that we can draw out fact. From mundane to extraordinary we will become inspired. Our strength is versatility and life ignights our fires.
So, we do not all have to be constricted to intensity -to ponder oh-so seriously on what it simply means 'to be'. We can be strong, flirty, or mean or to the brim with confidence. For, what does 'to be a poet' mean, if you cannot explore yourself?
'Our strength is versatility' is something I feel is very important and sometimes forgotten among stereotypes of what poetry should be about