Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Poetic 4

This poem involved a writing process that I deeply enjoyed. At first, I was skeptical and a bit overwhelmed because I had no idea what I was going to write about. However, after relaxing and just jotting down some of the most prominent memories that I can recall, the poem started to flow and because extremely interesting for me. My poem isn’t chronological but it follows a basic structure where every line in a particular stanza is from the same time period of my life. The very first stanza is about pre-school and what I remember, from meeting someone who is still one of my best friends to being frightened at Halloween because of a tall dude in a costume. Through the course of writing this poem I realized that some of the moments in my life that were a little traumatizing or in other ways unpleasant are ways to learn from one’s self. For example, in elementary school I was wrongfully accused of stealing candy by some of the teachers, during questioning I started crying and was extremely scared. Through the course of writing to poem, I realized that is the reason why I cant stealing anything today, not even from a multi-national corporation where many people feel its justified. That’s tangential.
This process was different from the other poem writing processes I felt, because it involved drawing from memory and analyzing how one felt during the time that the event occurred, and how one’s feelings on the event differ from the original feelings. This assignment was beneficial to me personal because I feel as though I came to terms with bad memories from my past and am now able to look at them much differently.

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