Words

 

 

Do you have some sad words

That I can put down on this page

Or perhaps some fiery angry words

That make you scream and rage

 

Where are your profound words

To make me stop and think

To challenge all my beliefs

And place them on the brink

 

What about your jealous words

Tinged with hues of green

Or melancholy bittersweet

Words of things you’ve seen

 

Can you find some words for me

Of joyful laughing times

Heady happy memories

That I can fashion into rhymes

 

Sit a while and tell me words

Of all things in your head

Words that I can twist and turn

Into tales to be read

 

©Aarron Mondello

8/8/2018

Doubts and questioning.

Hi everyone. Those of you who read my poetry may have noticed I’ve not posted anything for a few days. There is a reason for this .

I was told a few days ago, from someone close to me, that my poetry (although decent) would not attract much of an audience due to the fact that they are for the most part little stories. O need to start to writing about trending topics, emotions, draw an audience through empathy. Indeed, I saw truth to their words. My facebook page may gain 400-600 views of any single post after sharing and yet only about 2-4 people on average like it and none usually comment.

This shook me quite a bit because I was never one for sharing my writing until recently. And so I put my pen down for a few days and fell to doubting myself and my ability.

But you guys have read more of my works than any body else. So basically I am here today to ask your thoughts. I’m at a place where I feel like reverting to my old habits of writing and hiding it. But I don’t really want to do that.

So if I may ask your opinion, would you like me to keep sharing?

Is my style lacking something?

Do you have any suggestions on how I could improve my writing and my audience?

I hope to hear from you about this. I’m doubting my drive right now .

Thank you.