My Thoughts on Poetry by #lesliefischman
Poetry is not just for the bored, lazy, and dull, but for the fragmented and disillusioned, helps bring together ones feelings, in well spoken prose, thoughtfully articulated feelings in a form of art. This is what poetry to me is for, to express the inexpressible, feelings, or what is not sound, to be put back together again. You cannot put people back together, you cannot even fix yourself. When you are able to fix yourself, then you can help others, fix themselves. The goal is always to be put together. When you feel well you can share, when you do not feel well its hard to share, thats the undertone, bases for putting thoughts together, to make better, not make worse the way someone is feeling, that’s never helpful. Understand insult, respect opinions of others, but don’t internalize the feelings of others toward you, as vicious and cruel, unmet, unsound, and unfit to care for someone who is not well. This is why we have Doctors, to put people back together again, and to understand what is going wrong with someone. -I was trained to just be there for others, be present, not to fix people, that has never been my job.