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sswriter on Apr 22, 2010 in The ISH
It started before 9th grade. Childhood was rough. Dad’s in the military and always gone. Some of that was rough to deal with. So, I’d get mad and start running. I’d run all the way to the neighborhood school and get tired. And realize I had to walk back. That was a bummer. So eventually, I just started writing my thoughts down. I’d go in the back and climb on the shed and just write back there. I entered in a contest at school and won 2nd or 3rd place. It blossomed from there. In college, I got on the spoken word circuit and they were saying things I was thinking. It became my fastest and greatest form of expression. I didn’t need any instruments. I didn’t always have a keyboard. Poetry became a savior for me.