Poetry is powerful. It can bring out the best and worst in you. In writing poems, you can discover a part of yourself that you never thought existed. The mere act of creating impactful poems enables you to release the ugly and beautiful aspects of your life that you want to share with others. It never goes out of style. Readers in this day and age are still drawn into poetry more than ever.
What could be the main reasons why poems still manage to thrive in this progressive day? Healing and inspiration — these are the answers. Every person had experienced feeling different strong emotions in both their highest of highs and lowest of lows. Published poet Jamie P. Fidler, for example, wrote a heartwarming poetry book titled Jamie’s Inspirations: Poems from the Heart and Mind. She magnificently turned her feelings and thoughts into an anthology of poems that are uplifting and influential.
That said, how could poetry do its magic of mending and encouraging its readers? It can bring healing and inspiration by:
Allowing you to free your mind from bothering thoughts
Your mind has the ability to keep bothering you with ideas and memories that you’ve tried so hard to suppress. There are times that it suddenly hit you hard enough to awaken the demons that you already put to sleep and open the wounds that you thought have healed. But with poetry, you are allowed to write about those ugly and beautiful thoughts that are running around your mind for the longest time. The more you let them free by turning them into poetry, the more you will be healed and grow into a better version of yourself.
Offering you a safe place to mend your pain
Pain can make you do crazy things. If you left your wounds untreated, they could create a more dangerous effect on your life. Many avenues promote healing, and poetry is one of them. If you feel disappointed and burnt out due to the bunch of downfalls that you’ve been experiencing, poetry is there to offer you a safe place to heal. All you have to do is choose between reading and writing. If you pick the former, many poetry books speak and relate to your pain. Hence, they are already conveying the pain that you’ve been feeling. If you choose the latter, you can specify the experiences you want to share and inspire others to conquer them. So, you are allowed to treat your wounds your way.
Letting you speak your truth
Every person has their truths. What you believe in might not be what others have faith in. So, if you felt the urge to express your truth, poetry is the best platform for you. All you need are the materials for writing and the will to create beautiful poems. Afterward, you are already given the freedom to speak your truth by writing poetry. You can be honest and sincere in writing your thoughts and ideas. You’ll never know how much of an impact your works can bring to the readers' lives. They will surely see your genuineness and relate to your story.
Helping you to teach others
Literature is a great teacher. Using your meaningful experiences to create impactful writings, you can inspire others to use their skills to tell their story. The rawness and sincerity that you have showcased in each of your poems have the power to inspire and teach others. Every person has different stories to tell, and behind those tales are lessons that can be applied in real life. The more you write, the more lives you can touch. Hence, the sole purpose of expression becomes greater because your works became inanimate teachers you never thought possible.
Making you live without fear and worries
Living with a lot of things to fear and worry about is a hassle. You cannot truly live in the moment and enjoy the little things in life because there are so many aspects that bother you. But with poetry, you can release these anxieties and fears by turning them into impactful poems. The readers will surely relate to your works and live by your words at some time in their lives. What is important is that you are healing through writing, and you are inspiring people with your story.