I was really moved by your poem. I loved how each word painted the picture of the storm, but I truly connected with your message. Sometimes we all get so caught up in our own heads and we feel this overwhelming sense of inferiority. It can depress us and cloud our judgement. But our only hope is to get out of our head and believe that we are free to be ourselves. Our best has to be enough for us and you, Coralie, inspired me to remember that.
You are a fantastic poet and I really am looking forward to reading more of your work.
Coralie, your poem was so touching. You painted a picture and internalized it for every human being. It takes serious courage to write poetry and I am very impressed. I could feel the words you were speaking and was able to tell there was a story behind them. Keep up the great work.
Thank you so much for sharing your poetry. It is really good. A line that stood out to me was
“Knowing that they didn’t mess up
Power messed them up” because I think that line could have different meanings. I like that this poem addressed the problems of money and the problems of not having money. Thank you so much for sharing and I…[Read more]
Thank you so much for sharing your poetry. It’s very good. Your whole poem was very powerful, but the line that stood out to me the most was “Do you really have a reason to be violent
We taught to be rivals” because this made me think about why people are violent. I like that this poem addressed that both love and violence are painf…[Read more]
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