I started writing poetry in 2002, after being inspired by the lyrical song writings of artists such as U2, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Morrissey, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., and many other artists and bands I grew up listening to during my youth. During that year I wrote the poems Collect Call and What’s Good as sort of an experiment to experience what it was like to write a song or poem.
After that, I took a break from writing that lasted 10 years. Within this time frame, I experienced a marriage, divorce, the loss of my father, an addiction to gambling which has led to recovery, therapy, and a deeper sense of spirituality. In 2013, I began writing poetry again, and subsequently started this blog after being encouraged by a dear friend to share them publicly as perhaps it could relate to, or inspire, others along their journey. The poem Sunshine was written about this friend of mine.
The process has been a valuable one as I’ve come across many other people with similar struggles in life whom have shared their experiences both similarly and differently as I, yet seemingly working towards one very common goal of finding some kind of peace, honesty, happiness, and purpose in life. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this blog and if you’d like to share your journey with me, feel free to contact me.