Young poet or Older poet?

United States
August 9, 2009 9:02am CST
When did you find the inspiration to write poetry? Were you young or old? I believe I started writing poetry when I was around 12 or 13. I needed an outlet for my feelings. I don't write much poetry these days, but when I do; I always have a paper and pen handy.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
3 Sep 09
I was 12 when I wrote my first poem, so that is more than 20 years ago. I had a cat poster in my room at that time, and the poster inspired me to write my first poem. The poem was very short and I still remember it. I wrote a couple of other poems when I was 12, but I don't remember them any longer. Sometimes we had to write poems in school, and most of my classmates hated that, but I enjoyed writing poems. My poems were often about loneliness. I wrote about people who were different and people who felt left out. When I look back on those poems now, I feel that they reflected my own life and my own feelings at the time, but I didn't think about that when I wrote the poems. I am 32 now and I still write poems, but it is a different kind of poems. Some of them are inspired by new age stories, and others are inspired by my own experiences. I like to experiment and I like to different kinds of poems.
• United States
3 Sep 09
When I was young, my poems always told a story about love, life, and hate. I still do like to write poetry about topics that I have something clever to write about. I vaguely remember my younger self trying to rhyme every poem I've tried to write, but I don't do that anymore. Some of my poems will rhyme and some of them will not.
• Pakistan
11 Aug 09
I also started to write poetry in my Childhood, most of my family members specially my sisters are writers and poets, they teach me how to write stories.. I have started to write short stories first... afterthat I also tried some poetry.. but I am wrote only in my mother Toung...
• United States
3 Sep 09
That's nice that your family took time out of their day just to teach you how to write poetry and short stories. I'm in the process of writing a short story myself, if only I can complete the outline.