Being a poet means engaging in a process of lifelong learning. No matter what you do, or how hard you work and study, you'll never master the art of poetry. But writing poems can help you master yourself.
Believe it or not, this has something to do with the topic of rejection. When people ignore your work, reject your work, or criticize it, you're on the road to learning. Usually that road is very painful and involves a lot of frustration, soul-searching, maybe even swearing of vengeance. The point is, you'll be a different person for the experience no matter what.
Whether you're a better person is up to you.
The important thing to remember is that being a poet means embracing growth and change, both in your writing and in your life. Writing poems can help you connect with others and that's a wonderful feeling.
But never forget the power that writing poems has to help you connect with you. Both who you are now, and who you might become.
Poems Written: 311
Rejections: 21 (13 tiered)
Poem written today: "n/a" Mixing music track "Coming Home."
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