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This is the first forum I have ever joined in my life so not only am I a noob to poetry but to forums as well. I was just reading posts and I find it quite ironic that most people and myself included are so guarded with our everyday issues but we can express them freely on a website where we really have no idea who we are talking to. I mean I say I'm young and male on here but in reality I could be a 55 year old woman(I'm not by the way lol). Is this because of the sort of anonymous nature of posting on a forum? Or because artists and thinkers express themselves to other artists and thinkers? Or are we all artists and thinkers whether we tap into the abilities or not? Thoughts? Comments? Slander? haha

rowens

I'm always who I am. So my family is embarrassed of me, most people despise me (in person anyway), and I've spent years being told I was crazy.

So to me, being open about what I'm thinking is no more wrong than being open about being a man or a woman, or black, or white, or gay, or straight, or young or old, or anything.

One day I'll be dead. And none of it will matter. But for now, it matters. And the more it matters the less pointless life is.

And I'm pretty new to forums, myself. The truth is: I've been writing for about two decades, and I've never before now talked to any other actual/serious poets.
cheers to that brother...."You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it." - Robin Williams.

rowens

My closest friends were creative too. But it got too overwhelming for them, so they took the drug path. And so far they haven't dodged the burnout. They became hooked before they were able to develop their skills. And it kills me inside.--But a few of them, are showing a few signs of a comeback; it's too soon to tell.
Eh, I'm a very honest person about myself in person and on here.
i feel that one hundred percent. in my mind everyone is addicted to something, the only problem is making that addiction something that you feel like can benefit you whether it be writing, working, a sport, whatever it is that you personally feel betters your life.

In my opinion we all feel like we are the best of the world, our issues are worse than anyone elses, are thoughts are deeper, our words hold more weight, in a world of 6 billion people feeling the same way it gets easy to get caught up in the wash, especially when you feel like no one acknowledges you, i think that is one of the main reasons i post on this site. i want someone else to acknowledge my genius so to speak but in reality i think i'm a genius and you can think i'm a tool its all about perception.http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhism/dp05.htm

im not saying im not honest jagger what im saying is that we still dont express everything in person or even on here.
(01-22-2013, 03:34 AM)doolasmind#11 Wrote: [ -> ]i feel that one hundred percent. in my mind everyone is addicted to something, the only problem is making that addiction something that you feel like can benefit you whether it be writing, working, a sport, whatever it is that you personally feel betters your life.

In my opinion we all feel like we are the best of the world, our issues are worse than anyone elses, are thoughts are deeper, our words hold more weight, in a world of 6 billion people feeling the same way it gets easy to get caught up in the wash, especially when you feel like no one acknowledges you, i think that is one of the main reasons i post on this site. i want someone else to acknowledge my genius so to speak but in reality i think i'm a genius and you can think i'm a tool its all about perception.http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhism/dp05.htm

im not saying im not honest jagger what im saying is that we still dont express everything in person or even on here.

Of course we don't express everything. But that's because I don't like to just start talking about myself, and I assume most here are the same way. However if pressed about a topic (Either personal or universal) I am completely honest.

I think we would each be here for a few days straight if we tried to fully express ourselves, and even then we probably couldn't do it.
Well, I have a saying about myself: "My life isn't an open book until someone opens it."

So far, few people have. Well, no one.

But on the net, I can open the book myself. Kinda. And if people aren't interested, I don't know half the time!


Also, my jaw is all fu weird. I can't talk straight. So, I don't talk to people very often. Even if everyone's gotten used to it already.
haha that is very true but i feel like it is more open on here because when in person and someone presses you for your opinion whether you want to or not sometimes you will sugarcoat it so that the person you are talking to will still accept you. on here its no holds bar and you can say whatever the hell you want with the worst thing that happens is you get a slap on the wrist from a mod but at the end of the day you still got what you really wanted to say off of your chest. human conversations in person are only minimally affected by words for the most part body language and tone effect reactions way more than words do. on here with no body language or tone you have to take things for what they are and written word you can go back and read as many times as it takes you to comprehend.
I like to use wordplay in my conversations, but you're right that it generally has very little effect. I usually say the first thing that comes to my head, regardless. Thinking about it tends to backfire on me.

But it's okay, because my instincts seem to be funny. Unfortunately, they're all jokes.

rowens

I always worry every time I come on the Internet that I've done something wrong without knowing it. Because I've been thrown out of so many places in so many towns, because people are always talking some jive ass shit really loud, and I'm normally already drinking a lot before I go around public places, because, well, why not? It's better than being on pills that in the past had me sleeping 18 hours a day.

But anyway, people talk so much nonsense; and when I start talking my own nonsense, they get upset. Usually I try to stay to myself, sit and drink, and think about things. Then people start asking questions, "Why you drinking alone?", "Why you look so sad." And so on. And I try not to say anything too strange; but they ask questions and sometimes, I have a notebook with me, and they ask about that; so then I have to say that I'm writing something. And usually men don't care; but women often ask more questions about it, and it's always the same thing: "Well, I'll be sure to look up your stuff online. Nice meeting you." And I stop them before they walk away, and ask them if they know my name, and they say "No." And I say "Ok." And they say, "Well, see ya later."


With me, writing is linked to spiritual experiences. I try to maintain my self, my spirit: as a whole person, despite all the chaos and unconscious things going on. But I do something I call hellblazing, too. And if I don't concentrate very hard and constantly work on something, if I'm not with someone, I'll drift off into some autistic-like netherworld.