Wondergrrrl, I want to thank you for asking me that question. My inspiration comes from alot of places now that you make me actually think about it. Thank you! I've always been told that I should never be afraid to answer a question because by answering a question I truly find out what I believe, know, not believe or not know. In this case however I'm rediscovering how I feel. The truth is, I'm not sure if my influences are good. I've had certain individuals that are no longer a part of my life inspire me to vent frustrations that turn out to be a reason I wrote something and then I've had my poor choices that drug me through the consequences of life help me develop my strongly opinionated view which has left me with a bit of an attitude in my writing that I can't seem to shake. I could bore you with a zillion things that inspire me to put words in the order I do. I won't do that though. Tonight my inspiration came from past struggles and remembering how hard it is to change when people still see you the way I used to be. Something like that. What inspires me the most is trying to explain how I either feel at that particuliar moment or in the past and have someone read it that can appreciate it and relate. I hope that answers your question. Thank you!