Hey everyone, I hope you’re having a good week so far.
In today’s post I’m gonna talk about…poetry??? huh??
Yes, for a long time ever since 7th grade I started songwriting, I started learning to play guitar around 5th grade ,but then due to my lack of perseverance ,and the “fact” that I “started too late” I ended up quitting.
But then by 7th grade, I met a friend of mine ,and we both had similar music interests and musical styles, and that’s how I got back into learning to play guitar, and songwriting. My friend and I wrote TONS of songs together.
Over the years I wrote songs playing guitar and singing, I’ve never really learned another instrument, nothing really stuck with me the way the guitar did.
The past couple years I would say between 2017 into this year I became distant towards the instrument I once fell deeply in love with as a middle school teenager.
I don’t know, I guess I just haven’t been inspired as of late or something like that. Anyways, my love for music and words has never died ,but its difficult when one isn’t as inspired as one would like to be.
Writing is difficult I will admit, and its something I’ve always struggled with ever since birth really and that became very clear in terms of school papers or writing assignments but when it came to songs I would just write like a machine, some days it feels like I’m back in school trying to write for those stupid school assignments.
Anyways, last year I saw one of my favorite poets perform spoken word poetry and it inspired the crap out of me so much that I decided to try to write poetry and speak words to people. The video you see at the top is me speaking a poem I wrote called “A Love Letter About Holding the Sunshine”
Ever since seeing the poet, I’ve kept on writing my own poetry and its been amazing yet also vulnerable at the same time, and its been such a blessing to do. Now I’ve been writing rap songs of late and that’s a little of a challenge for me but I’m will to conquer it.
Thanks to all you who read this, it means a lot, your support means the world