When I started writing (late teens and early twenties) I wasn’t sure what I wanted to write. I just knew I did.
At one point, I thought poetry looked easy. Poems were short, or at least the ones I read were. So I tried my hand at poetry, writing in a notebook, and typing some out.
So you won’t have to strain your eyes reading the poem in the photo. Here it is:
Sorry for the words I said.
Sorry for the things I did.
Sorry when I tried to stay.
Sorry that I went away.
Sorry when I left home.
Sorry while I’m left to roam.
Sorry when I’m all alone.
But most of all
Sorry that I wrote this poem.
I hope you are smiling at the young me trying to be a poet. There are other poems, just as terrible. Good thing I redirected myself away from poetry. It just wasn’t a good fit.
Don’t forget to check out my Youtube.com channel where I’m reading columns from the early years.
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