Poetry was my first love as a writer in my early years of life.
But eventually, I didn't like writing it. I don't know why, but I didn't. I just preferred reading other people's poems.
Now, I ony write poetry it seems when I'm walking through valleys in my life. I started doing this as a new Christian, struggling in my walk with God. I would write poems about my desires to be close to Him. I wanted a relationship with the Lord that I wasn't experiencing then. Now I look back at some of those writings and see that they were prophetic.
In a nutshell, I write poetry when I'm dealing with great emotional pain.