Poetry is another avenue of writing that has always intimidated me. It's always been one of those, "Oh no, I could never do that" obstacles. On the rare occasion that I've tried it, the results were positively appalling. Part of the problem, though, was that I never became a true fan of poetry, and I honestly believe that is the first step in conquering any medium of art. Immersion.
It took awhile, but I've finally found poets who speak to me the way only poetry can. To the depths of your soul, where emotions reside that are the most difficult to express.
My favorites are:
Below are my latest attempts. I've still got a long ways to go to be as good as my contemporaries, but I'm eager to try.