Poetry is not my forte. At all. Thus, writing poetry is a bit of a struggle for me. I don't know, poetry just doesn't come naturally to me. It was a little easier when I could write in the form of a story, since that's where I thrive, but trying to force a rhyme scheme was still difficult. In some cases, I find poetry beautiful and entertaining, but I find it hard to enjoy when it's a mess of metaphors and poetic devices. It feels like the writer is trying too hard to make something deep and emotional, so I just can't connect with it. I really loved the ending of my poem, though my rhyme scheme irked me a little. I felt like it was unique, but sometimes it was a little too awkward for my taste. I'm... iffy about letting others see my poetry. I don't really like anyone to see any of my work unless it meets all my standards; since poetry is one of my weak points, I never feel like it's up to par. As for inspiration, most poetry I write is actually about characters I've created in the past. I myself generally lack the strong emotions necessary to write powerful poetry. However, most of my fictional characters have been through traumatic or life-changing experiences that would make great poetry. My first two poems go hand in hand, with the Hero Blog Poem being the direct inspiration of my Epic Hero Poem. Both are about a little boy who is imagining being a superhero. My third poem, the 60 Second Poem, is about my dad and how I often feel around him. Don't get me wrong, I love him to pieces, but when you get 60 seconds to write down words you associate with your father, I instantly think about how we're always butting heads. Lastly, my Metaphor Poem is about a fictional character of mine named Celeste who is dealing with an abusive relationship. Since I had to use metaphors, the abuse aspect and Celeste's feelings aren't approached directly.