All my life I have had trouble expressing myself to others. Never quite finding the right words to communicate what was in my head. I’ve always enjoyed poetry and would always write little rhymes here and there. It was nothing exceptional. But a two or four line verse at a public school level was just the beginning. I began to notice that when I was upset and I would write a rhyme about what I was feeling, it would make me feel a little better. I also noticed that when I was excited about something I would start randomly thinking of rhyming statements about the situation. I soon developed a liking to writing poetry. I also noticed that when others read what I written, they said they could feel the emotion from it.
I also started reading poems I came across, but never really actively looked for them. I always enjoyed writing my own more. When I did read, I noticed that most authors gravitated towards one certain theme or mood. But a person’s life is never just one mood. A person experiences Moments of joy and sadness, despair and sanctuary, confusion and enlightenment, anger and peace…a rainbow of emotions. My motivations for compiling this book are to portray my own colorful life through poetry.
Unfortunately everything that I wrote before high school was lost with time. But I did manage to save a fair collection of pieces from high school and college days. Aside from my poems book from high school, it wasn’t till 2010(and thanks to Facebook) that I actually started taking my poems off the scraps of paper I scribbled them on and put them where I can save them. Then one day I noticed I had a significant number of poems and got the idea to make a book. I selected the ones I wanted to share and compiled them here.