I recently decided that all I had written was amateurish and unworthy of sharing with anyone. I deleted my blog and decided to give up writing. It was one of those times that many creative people have, wondering why they should continue.
I have never felt the words I wrote were fully my own, but that they come through me somehow. It always felt hokey to even think in those terms though.
My more spiritually inclined friends encouraged me to “breathe it in” when someone comments that your words “move them”, or are “exquisite”. So I have reinstated my blog and renamed it “The Poetry Channel” since the words are only partially mine. Despite repeated requests for better material, I am afraid I can only share what I have available to me, to my mind as well as to my spirit and soul.
I hope that my poems continue to affect someone, anyone…it may give me a sense of purpose one day. If you enjoy my poems, please let me know via a comment. I am not fishing for compliments, but rather am unsure if this is indeed poetry some days. For those who have taken the time to “Like” my poems already, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I appreciate you so much.