“I’m 38 years old. I live in Denmark with my wife, my 3 kids, a pig and a parrot.”
Where I went to school, you had to agree with the teacher. If you didn’t agree, you knew nothing about poetry.
Every single word had its very own meaning which only the teacher knew the answer to.
After this introduction, I never did investigate poetry any further.
Then five months ago – on a social media app called Periscope – I randomly stumbled over an Irish poet called Paul O’Mahony.
In 2 months he changed my view on poetry completely. He inspired me to try writing poetry myself.
I have no experience in writing – and I know nothing about rules or grammar.
But it gives me great pleasure to write. [You can find my poems here.]
So start writing people, no matter what level you start at, I think you will love it.
And hey…we can’t all be Walt Whitman anyway.
Out of sight,
but always there.
I feel the beast,
lurking in shadows.
You were bred out of chaos.
You were nursed by feelings.
You were brought up by anger,
and strengthened by hate.
You rape my mind.
You abuse my body.
You blind me with darkness,
and tie me with fear.
How can I fight, what I cannot see.
How can I defeat, what’s created by me.
Thank you very much Lars. It’s a honour to publish your work.
In my imagination this blog will become a place where lots of people will be welcome to display & share their work.