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So, it occurred to me (and I don't know why I never thought about this before), but deviantART would probably be a good place to share some of my poetry. I don't claim to be anything other than a total amateur, but word-crafting is a bit of a hobby of mine (albeit on more of a technical than an artistic level), and the poetry I've written was inspired by some pretty strong emotions. Some of it I really like.

I don't write poetry anymore - I generally stick to prose - so this was very much the expression of an anguished soul during a particular period of my life. Namely, my angsty teenage years (and early twenties), when I was embroiled in the at-the-time seemingly endless depths of unrequited love (and ensuing heartbreak). I've since recovered.

My general opinion towards poetry is that it very easily can trend toward the pretentious. Which is why I want to quash any assumptions about my aspirations. Very few people have the talent to write poems that the world can enjoy. I don't claim to be one of them. But, as the expression of one's personality and inner feelings, it can be a creative outlet, and a unique way to get to know another on a level beyond the superficial.

Whether you like it or leave it, either is fine with me. But I'm excited to share.
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