My name is Mistylove.
I’d like to try to explain just what my poetry is.
I’m not suicidal and I’m not depressed. I write my poems when I’m angry or I’ve just gone through something that made me very sad and confused.
I never meant to be a poet, just one time I was so sad and hurt that I had to get those feelings out somehow. I was sitting in front of my laptop so I opened my document writer and I started typing; it happened just like that. I didn’t mean to rhyme or come out sing-songy. I just felt compelled to express what I felt and in doing so, via writing, I came to terms with my emotions. Through poetry I’ve been able to understand the way I feel and cope with it; to learn the lessons that come with my pain and then let go of that pain.
I live in south-east Missouri now. I’ve never been happier than I am here. Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean I’ll stop writing. I’ll probably never write a happy poem, but despite how serene I feel here there will still be times when I am angry or hurt; I’ll write then. …I’ll have to write then.
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