Any Hubbers who Write Poetry Therapy

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    Gracie Sophiaposted 12 years ago

    Talk about your poetry therapy experiences.

    1. zanfad profile image58
      zanfadposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Wow... I thought that was poetry. Actually, just about all my poetry is self-therapy. Writing helps me sort things out.

      1. Sassypoetic profile image60
        Sassypoeticposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Hello... poetic beauty certainly identifies with who I am as an individual. therapy indeed ...  right down to the depths of anyone soul.

      2. Challah1202 profile image57
        Challah1202posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Me too., Zantad.  And Sassypoetic.  Poetry speaks to parts of beyond the words in the meter and rhythm.  When there is urgency or pain or joy it lands on a level that changes me and maybe others.

    2. untamedangel profile image61
      untamedangelposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      my poetry has been therapy for me ........ coming out of a  series of incidents in my life that had me so very stresssed!!!  writing poetry helps me  to move on  with my life.

      1. Sassypoetic profile image60
        Sassypoeticposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Hello Untamedangel

        I understand.. It's something like journaling, bringing up issues in one's life that's unresolved. Writing about your feelings or whatever happen in your life helps take you to a place of forgiveness and healing.

    3. mohitmisra profile image60
      mohitmisraposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I write for soul therapy.

  2. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 12 years ago

    All my poetry is therapy.

  3. tony0724 profile image61
    tony0724posted 12 years ago

    Not to much poetry. But I have had some therapy ! smile

  4. manlypoetryman profile image79
    manlypoetrymanposted 12 years ago

    I write poetry...and I'm beyond what any therapy can do to help.
    Does that count?

  5. H.C Porter profile image79
    H.C Porterposted 12 years ago

    Most of the poetry I write is therapeutic---it helps me sort out what I am thinking and/or feeling

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    ahorsebackposted 12 years ago

    I began  writing completely out of the blue at about my 50 th year just as a way to deal wih the stuff inside, having always been one to internalize everything and keep it to myself. There is no better way to deal with life, love or loss.

    1. t.cobbler profile image60
      t.cobblerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I just wrote something like that. and I dont feel any better about it.

      1. SeenButNotHeard profile image61
        SeenButNotHeardposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I find that when you write your thoughts or problems that making them more artistic and poetic sometimes helps more than just writing them down. Try turning it into a poem or a short story, maybe invent a character with the same problem. . .

  7. Joy56 profile image70
    Joy56posted 12 years ago

    yep poetry does help, sort the brain out at times. 

    it has no rules, my doesn't any way.  I just spill it out onto the page,and maybe edit at times.  It's something that is not forced, for me, is extremely therapeutic.  I love to read any poetry as well, mostly i enjoy all poetry.

  8. SeenButNotHeard profile image61
    SeenButNotHeardposted 12 years ago

    I have these random nights where all of a sudden I have to write. Sometimes is a story and sometimes it's poetry, but no matter what it is I can't think of anything else until I get it on paper. I know all writing is therapeutic, not just poetry and I agree that it most definitely helps sort my brain out big_smile

    1. Joy56 profile image70
      Joy56posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      YOU TOO...... i know what you mean, i have those kinda nights too

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    james jenkins jrposted 12 years ago

    I honestly believe that it is a form of therapy. I open up and write of things that I rarely ever talk of. It's like a venting I think.

  10. cecemarie83 profile image59
    cecemarie83posted 12 years ago

    i agree there have been nights that i've found myself just sitting up in the middle of the night wanting to write, or just wake up in the middle of the night writting something. i keep a note pad by my bed for that reason. To me writing poetry or any other form of writing for that matter, is a sense of emotional release, that i feel i can' t tell others. there are time when i point blank just write a letter address to the person i have some sort of feelings for, then throw it away later, i have written when i needed to get out therefore it was no longer inside me.

  11. Pearldiver profile image69
    Pearldiverposted 12 years ago

    Oh how I wish I could write poetry about the therapy that helped my write poetry therapeutically hmm

    1. Disturbia profile image61
      Disturbiaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      LOL, cute.

    2. Joy56 profile image70
      Joy56posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      but of corse you can,

  12. alternate poet profile image67
    alternate poetposted 12 years ago

    Poetry for therapy is rarely poetry in my opinion.  Most of it is emotional, we can relate to it, it pours out what we have inside and it is ok in many ways of course as a means of communicating deep thoughts and feelings - BUT I am not sure that it is poetry.

    I read many hubs that are informative and emotional that appear to be written as poetry but only 'look' like.  I do not subscribe to the view that poetry MUST be metrical or any other strict view but a poem must surely carry more meaning than the words themselves to qualify as poetry?

    1. Joy56 profile image70
      Joy56posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      i know what you mean exactly.........  there are obviously some who can write beautiful poetry, and it is not because they need the therapy.   They are just plain good writers...... like yourself

  13. Disturbia profile image61
    Disturbiaposted 12 years ago

    All my poetry is therapy.  It beats poking myself in the eye with a sharp stick.  Writing lets me rant and rave ad nauseam about all the bullshit in my life without there being any real physical consequences. It also helps me put things into perspective because I have to actually think about it all while I'm trying to make it rhyme.  If I couldn't vent through my writing, I'd probably be in prison.

  14. mega1 profile image69
    mega1posted 12 years ago

    Everything I write has the quality of healing my inner screaming monkey, if that's what you mean.

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    ahorsebackposted 12 years ago

    I am feeling a bit guilty about the telling of secrets needing to be told, those of  past  experiences twisted by life. Most of those people are gone that it would matter to , so I guess it's all for myself though.

  16. Ben Evans profile image68
    Ben Evansposted 12 years ago

    Poetry is often carefully crafted words.  However as we write often what is inside is revealed in words.  I don't write poetry in the name of therapy, however, I often find out about myself through the words after they are written.

  17. rasenstars1 profile image59
    rasenstars1posted 12 years ago

    I believe that art is therapy. I paint, I draw, knit, write, or arts and crafts. Without life there would be no art. Even those who write to just write research, and draw insperation from life. So life is art. "Look at my journey" is the battle cry of all artists.

    1. SeenButNotHeard profile image61
      SeenButNotHeardposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I wholeheartedly agree

  18. Ben Peck profile image61
    Ben Peckposted 12 years ago

    I like rhyming,it's very calming.

  19. agaglia profile image76
    agagliaposted 12 years ago

    Yes, I agree with quite a few responders here. I write for therapy often. But, not all the time. Poetry seems to bubble up out of me and I MUST get it out. That, in itself is therapy


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