I grew up in a rough neighbourhood and my friends found it odd that I wrote poems. But the way I see it is; most people have diaries, I have poem books. My dad wrote poems and lyrics all his life and it inspired me! I have always wanted someone to read one of my poems and be speechless and inspired but unfortunatly have never had that as I don't usually share my poems. It annoys me that people do not take my poetry serious as I am young; but were Thomas Hardy and William Shakespeare not young once? I have lived through more than an experienced elder and still I am too young? ! Oh well 'life goes on' so they say.