My poems are for myself to enjoy. They may seem boring or meaningless to others, but when I read them, it reminds me of my feelings at the time I was writing. Looking back on the poems I wrote my freshman year of English, I can only laugh and feel proud of what I've accomplished. Instead of stiff rhyming patterns that made no sense, my poems are now filled with true emotions, following no boundaries of strict iambic pentameter.
I first approached this project with caution, unsure of what it would turn out and how time-consuming it would be. However, I'm grateful for this opportunity to explore the freedom of poetry. By having no firm guidelines on how to format each poem, I've learned that we each can have our own style of writing.