September 16, 2007

I have been working hard lately to try and get all my poetry consolidated and in one place. While I was packing, I pulled a lot of the stuff that I have on paper and brought it with me to my temporary lodging before I deploy. I’m pretty sure that I’m going to post it to the web eventually, but I need to request something of the friends and family who read this blog.

When I write poetry, I like to write what I know about. Unfortunately, I think there is more that I don’t know anything about than stuff I am familiar with. One of the ways I learn about new things is trying to think like the people who are in different situations and figure out how I would handle those situations.

Some of my poems will be about things I don’t know anything about, like surviving a wildfire that burns up my home, whereas some will be about things I am intimately familiar with, like comic book shops or being awkward with women. Others will be fun and light hearted, and many will be dark or morbid.

My request and warning for all of you is that you do not ask me about whether the poem is about my real life or if it is based on imaginary events and feelings. I don’t have to put any of these up since I am not getting paid or am publishing anything. I am only doing this so people can get to know me a bit better and so people can enjoy what I’ve written. An ideal situation is that someone is actually moved by or stops to think about the subject of one of my poems.

Be on the lookout on this blog for the poetry page, or at least a link to a poetry page, to go up soon. If you have any further questions, please email me.

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