Writing Free Verse Poetry
Have you ever wanted to write poetry? Then now is the time to begin!
If you think that writing free verse poetry is a hard thing, then you are sadly mistaken. Writing this kind of poetry is one of the easiest things to do, considering that the guidelines are set by you, thus you write the way you like. This article is meant to help you in deciding how and what to write your free verse poetry about with several examples.
If you want to express your feelings without caring about rhythm or being confined by lines, you can use free verse poems. The amazing thing about free verse poetry is that it doesn’t matter how you write, since it really is just a bunch of different lines put together. Here’s an example.
Ashes – By Miguel L.
The page burns
And the memories disappear.
The thoughts that rested, once in pen,
Now rest in ashes.
But still I ask myself,
What have I done?
Why destroy the evidence,
That my thoughts are mine,
Why censor that?
Have I done wrong?
In showing my mind,
Or worse in hiding it?
But as I stare at the fire,
The page burns,
And I can’t take anything back.
My thoughts rest in ashes.
And parts of me condone the act.
Destroy the words that would make others question you.
There is nothing wrong in fearing man,
I tell myself.
Or is there?
Could the questions I write,
And the observations I make,
Could others benefit,
In knowing the simple fact
That they are not alone, in thought.
Could the questions of science,
And the questions of history,
And the observations about our world,
And by my simple fear,
My fear of rejection,
I banished the papers,
That showed my unique thoughts.
And as I stare at that irreversible pile of ashes,
I know that I can’t take it back.
This is a great example of free verse, because you can see how you are able to write anyway you like about anything you want. You can write about the good, the bad, and everything in between. Also, if you feel like what you wrote about is embarrassing, make sure to still keep it. You don’t have to share it, but you should keep it so that you can look back at it and decide whether you were right or wrong. Plus, you should never destroy the evidence that you are your own person with different, unique thoughts.
Another thing to do is to make sure to write about what bugs you. You need to make sure to cover the topics that are on your mind, even if you find them strange. Sometimes, writing is better than speaking.
But, always remember to write the way you like.