Below is the poem entitled Escaping Reality which was written by poet
Keen. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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This time around, people are more likely to escape reality. Everyone has their own way
of doing so. Good or bad, we have our own preferences of drifting into another mental
dimension. Some people choose a positive method such as reading, exercising, shopping, or
video games. Others, however, prefer negative methods such as drugs, alcohol, or
sometimes debated as good or bad: sex. My way of escaping a harsh reality is less
dangerous and more creative. Poetry helps me get emotions off my chest, showcase my
creativity and send a message.
Poetry is very good to me. I say this because for some unknown reason males my age
refuse to show any sign of emotion. That is, an emotion that may label them to be as we say
on the streets “soft”. If a person, especially a male, can show anger, rage or fury, what’s
wrong with showing passion, joy, happiness, or love? I do this through poetry to show all of
my emotions whether I feel rage, joy, or just plain confused.I’ve always felt a human
wouldn’t understand me or what’s on my mind. A piece of paper is different. I can just write
and write and not worry about negative feedback or being judged the wrong way. Every day
I feel another emotion, therefore that’s how often I write.
The other way poetry helps me to escape reality: it gives me a chance to showcase my
creativity. I am no novice when it comes to using words, big, small, antonyms, synonyms,
and rhyming with them. With poetry I do more than write what I feel. After a year or so of
writing I felt people everywhere would love my writing. Amazing how my method of escaping
reality is embraced by people everywhere.
I send a message to readers of my work. I had a slew of people send me messages about
what they learned from my poems. They learned about life itself, pros, cons, dealing with
emotions, relationships, and peer-pressure. I feel I am so successful with poetry because I
have a tendency of being a deep-thinker. Just about everyone that knows me can tell you
that. I’ve always said it’s rare you would find someone who thinks the way I do, my poems
I love poetry. It is hard growing up in this generation. The schooling, the social life, the
hunt for part-time jobs, the stress of trying to gain responsibility and still enjoy life. How do
we balance it? How do we deal with it? How can we keep ourselves level-headed? Keep our
head above water? This method helps me get emotions off my chest, show my creativity
and send a message.