A Question for My Fellow Poets - Men and Women
Blog Posted:6/24/2014 9:00:00 PM
Most of the poems I write are fiction - yet, I also write most of my poems in first person.
I often place myself in someone else's shoes and write how I imagine they feel, respond, act, etc.
Here's my dilemma and question: When I write this way, I often find myself worried that a loved one or someone close to me will mis-interpret what I am writing and take it personally. For example, if I write of someone longing for love, in first person, will that insult my wife, or will she question my love for her? Do any of you find yourself having to temper what you write for fear of how someone close to you might react? Its easy when I think that only strangers (and you folks here couldn't get any stranger) will read what I write. And, honestly, most of my loved ones don't read my poems any way, but I often find myself having to be more cautious than I want to be with some of the stuff I write. Do any of you experience this same emotion or concern?