While I was rereading my old posts on here and on my other blog, a thought struck me- Is it easier to express through poems or essays? Well, of course there would be people who would answer poem and some, essay. How about yours? What's your answer?
Well mine, it depends. Sometimes when I feel tired but eager to write something, I casually write an essay and that's it. But there are times when I'd feel restless trying to express something that I was feeling at that moment and I'd usually resort into writing a short poem. My poems are nothing but a tool to let out my feelings. As you can see, the ones on here, are quite literal, shallow, but sometimes confusing. These inspirations usually come from whenever I think of a display message to write on my MSN. Once when I was asleep, but had my MSN on, my friend came online and left me a message saying "You always have some new cryptic personal message
Hmmm I thought of that for a moment and I must admit that my friend was right. I always think of messages to put on my MSN, that will be able to tell people how I feel at that moment, and at the same time, not to be too obvious who or what I'm referring to. My message at that time was "Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend..." If you've listened to the song "How to Save a Life" by The Fray, you will recognize that this line is the chorus of the song. I just felt this line was perfect to describe my feelings that time. I was hmm how do I say this? Having a crisis with another friend. And I thought, what could I have done wrong? Although I haven't lost this friend
but I will try my best to keep our friendship.
A poem is short, but it is like a crystal, by which it is a result of a hundred years' evolution from rocks. It's short, but when you read it, the essence of the story is clearly captured and expressed. Sometimes, if a poem is to be explained in an essay, it would take pages to explain and hours to read. But if you understand the poem, its just a matter of a few minutes to read and understand
Although some people would think that writing poem is another realm of literature they dare not touch, I would deeply encourage you to try on it
I would say it's not so hard to write a poem. You don't have to write like Robert Frost, Elizabeth Browning, or all those famous poets. Just a short poem and simple words would do
You don't want your readers to run away everytime they see your full-of-never-seen-words poem, don't you?