This is for you Hira @phoenicorn I tried to be concise and as short and crisp as possible. Pardon me if I have digressed. Thank you for the question and your honest opinions on the same. I loved reading your post. It gave me a direction to think. ------------------------------------------------------------------
I just used to write whatever came to my mind. Sometimes on a personal diary, sometimes I share with others. My writing focuses on truth, self-love, lament, melancholia etc. But why them, why not humorous posts more?
Well, I must say the question did me put into thinking at a much deeper level. I looked back on my writings. I had a moment of self reflection. Then I had an epiphany that I am writing all these to understand the language of the soul, both living and inanimate. I try to slip into other soul's shoes and attempt to decipher the meaning of their existence, their complexities and nuances. Sometime it's of my own soul. It is the soul that harbours emotions and takes them away with it once it departs from a body.
I mostly write stories in a first person reference and about personification and sign of the times. I use the first person reference because it feels like I am representing someone who is distressed, whose voices needs to be heard, whose soul is stifled with muted shrieks of pain and despair. I make an attempt to show them support through my writings, to forward a helping hand and show empathy for their cause, whatever it might be, to make them feel less lonely.
Most of my posts dwell in melancholia because of the sign of the times, which highly influences my writings. Probably because we have forgotten to talk about the good things, to see the beauty of life. A brooding person is what we have become. Particularly because we feel lonely in a crowd, a paradox. That's why the soul is in constant search for a home, a place of solace, for someone to demystify its latent feelings, a soulmate (not necessarily a lover). Same with my case. The stifled emotions inside me escape through my pen and reaches the ears and eyes of other souls and then the line, "THIS IS SO RELATABLE" instils a sense of belonging in this world where people are increasingly becoming alienated from one another. It means that there is someone out there who shares the same thoughts as you. You feel elated when you come across such relatable posts. You are not alone and that we have been able to connect with like minded people. That's why maybe I pour my grief/regrets/rants in some posts because subliminally I am trying to make myself feel less lonely, the unspoken words to be heard by others.
Another one reason is I love updating my vocabulary. Whenever I come across a new and beautiful word, I want to adorn it in my verses. Some words just beautify a sentence and takes it to another level of perfection. Just like when your eyes land on a beautiful showpiece, your mind immediately start placing it in an appropriate shelf of your house, making your house look more livelier and brighter. So sometimes that is what I do. To just write something about it.
The readers also influences my writings. As a writer, some pieces are just very close to my heart. I guess most of the writers out there will agree to it. There are some stanzas or posts which take efforts to write because we are at a loss of words to jot down the perfect feeling. But the lukewarm response from the readers discourages further writing on that matter and the post just stay in a personal diary or in the minds for eternity, to never see the light of the day. We don't want them to face an undeserving fate. Same happens with me. I don't write any esoteric posts or emotional aspects of certain things. It stays in my drafts, maybe to resurface never.
This is what I see whenever I open Mirakee, the writers' souls talking with one another, releasing their suppressed emotions, confessions, growth of companionship, finding soulmates and seeking an utopia. A place where one's emotions are understood by many.
And lastly, I will end with a confession here. I enjoy writing stories more than poems. Poems are not my forte.
Choose an Acrostic word ( minimum 5 alphabet word and not more than 1 word for sure) Length of the word can vary according to the number of alphabets it may contain.. Feel free the way you wish to write but last of each line must start with B. Poem name is Acrobic Rhyming is optional..
Ovi is here, along with his rhetoric rhapsody. Yeah, I do want to say that way cause I have brought some facts and figures in your prestigious court. You will agree with me that we human are the main cause of many of our miseries. #NATURE; our common abode has been & is still being denatured and contaminated. So, that is the reason I am bringing a poetry contest for the very first time and for the above mentioned scenario has equipped it with the theme of #Nature. This is a very new form of poetry I have invented known as "Acrobic". I am pretty sure y'all gonna love giving it a try for once. Make sure to challenge someone you know who love challenges to participate in this contest. My lovely, diligent and creative minded sister @captainfatimahabiba will be co-judge in this contest.
1: Every person can submit only one poem
2: The winners will be given E-Certificates according to the ranking. And we will choose four winners in this contest.
3: Each participant shall tag another writer and challenge him/her in the comment section.