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Life of a Poet

Updated on July 27, 2017
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Life of a Poet

The first thought through people’s minds when they hear someone is a “poet” is sadness. How poets write reflect upon their lives and shows you how they see the world. We have a limit of happiness to ourselves, Poets across the world May all have tough lives but maybe writing changed that for them. Poetry helps open our eyes to what’s true, and whats true is that the life of a poet is fascinating.

Holding that pencil waiting for ideas to flow though your mind is a feeling I have respected ever since I knew this was the life for me. Living a life of hate and being misunderstood was something I needed to change, so all those emotions which were eating away at me, fled.

Just when you think you know yourself and every characteristic completely, something happens and you’re left lost. That feeling where we feel we don’t belong here. We belong somewhere else. Maybe a world where rhyming is a theme and everyone is sweet, a world poets often run to. I am living the life of a poet and what I can truly say, is I enjoy nothing more than what I do now. We explain things in different ways and we see differently than normal people. Why I say normal is because if you‘ve taken the path of a poet, youre life has been previously damaged.

What Poets See

Would you like to know what poets see through their eyes? what we see is beautiful things in humble places. We see combinations of words forging a story and we can feel the rhythm inside our veins. That’s what we see and what we feel. Poets don’t only feel sadness and anger, we feel happy inside because through out writing we know we make people smile. The one thing a poet loves more than being recognized is how many people they affect. If you were to write a poem and know you changed people and assisted them in seeing the light, that feeling doesn’t get old. It stays with us all of the time.

There are different poets everywhere, and to be completely fair I won’t say we see the same things as each other. Everyone sees what they want to. Some may see nothing but darkness while others live lives of love. It all depends on what we write at the end of the day and how it affects even us. Generally, if you constantly write about sadness and not being able to keep up with your life or always seeming down, you’re not going to be seeing happiness all around. You’re just going to be staring at yourself in the mirror and cry when you see your constant frown.

Anger, Hate, Sadness, and Some Love

My biggest fear in life was being me because of how mean I seen the world can be. When I started out writing poetry, I was angry at myself and i was angry at the world. Nothing ever worked out my way and no one invited me to anything. As I wrote and expanded my skills, I realized that I wrote about love at times I didn’t think I could from how much I wanted to run away from everything. I wrote about happiness even though I felt none at the time. The reason I could do this is because if I felt this way that much myself then how did others feel? How did other poets scrape that feel of being weaker than others around them. Which brings us to a new understandment. If you take the road of the poet, you can expect one of 3 feelings. Hate, anger or love. Sadness is not an issue here and other poets across the world can give their opinions. We take our lives seriously and we write poems which reflect upon life seriously. We are trying to make other people happy and make them glad that they breathe, but when they are angry to the point they don’t care, that’s when your job becomes real. We can save people, help people, and make them happy but we need to help ourselves too.

People forget the important aspects of being a poet. See when we write, we are taking our experiences and our feelings and forging them into a paper before us. We read it and we ourselves can be mesmerised by what we say. Within every line you can feel like another type of guy like we don’t know who we are. Every line describes a moment in our important lives and all together it gives you this giant story, of what we want or what we need. Poetry helps us, and if it means being upset all the time to make others happy, I think I’ll take it.

Anger is a common feeling for me, when I write and I’m feeling down or feeling bad about myself, the poem I’m writing most likely ends up being a sad story. Then again, when happiness strikes us, poetry changes the world and the light around us and drains the darkness from within us. This is the life of a poet. That’s what we feel. Like the world is closing in most days but we find ways to live with it. Coping is what poets do so if you’re a poet you know how to. If you understand what you want and who you are then nothing else is important.

this is the life of a poet!

© 2017 Jamal Hamadani


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      Jamal Hamadani 6 months ago from Windsor, Ontario, Canada

      Thank you for reading. I appreciate it a lot!

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      Janean Overman 6 months ago from Virginia

      Excellent hub! The way you expressed this was direct and in depth. I appreciated the read. Thanks!

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      Bella Allred 6 months ago

      I think as poets we have a way of articulating emotions well, and that maybe some people don't enjoy it when they are riding a high in their life, but that they feel understood and connected to both the piece and the poet when they are in the throes of a life struggle. I agree with Ryan however about the ease which comes with writing on a struggle or sad topic. We can imbue our words with passion and fire during those times in our lives that can truly reach out and take hold of the reader. Poetry gives us strength when we are weak, peace when we are in chaos and power when we are powerless.

      -Much love,


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      whonunuwho 6 months ago from United States

      The best thing about poetry is that it is an outlet, a means to show emotions that may have been held for many years. Poetry is all about life and helps make a rhyme to our very lives, no matter how dark or enlightened. Blessings my friend. Thank you for sharing.whonu

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      Jamal Hamadani 6 months ago from Windsor, Ontario, Canada

      100% agreed with you my friend. I do find it easier to talk about sadness and how much anger I’ve felt in the past. Thank you for reading!

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      Ryan Fuller 6 months ago from Louisiana, USA

      I think for many poets it is an easier subject to write about sadness and to write about dark emotion. Not saying it is a fun topic to write about, but I think it just comes more naturally. I know many of the poems I have written are based on life trials and sad times with pain attached.