Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.
My name is Jesseca, and I am a poet.
I may not be a professional, I may not have a degree– but I’m only in high school. I’ve got time to accomplish those and my other dream in the future, but for now I will live here, in the present.
Like the great T.S. Eliot so greatly noted: life is full of emotions, and personalities. Many of these great forces have conflict with one another- both within and outside of a single soul. In my life (like everyone else on the planet), I face times when different emotions clash within me; and times when my personality clashes with others. It is in these moments that I scramble in search for an escape- and I have found that the greatest form of escape is by creating poetry.
I have been writing poetry for years now: on little scraps of paper tucked into a drawer, pages long forgotten in old sketchbooks, and in an old anthology project assigned to me back in 5th grade that I still keep up with. More recently however, I have been negligent to share these poems– sometimes because they are too personal- others merely out of laziness– But no longer!
I plan to use this mighty WordPress blog as a notebook to share my poetry with the world! —or at least with you. Among these posts you will hear about my interests, my likes, dislikes, and sometimes even fears.
Feel free to peruse my poetry awhile,