I found poetry in an adolescent whirlwind of emotion. Words blotted my page and cleaned my minds friction. I continued to release tangled thoughts as I went up and down life’s many paths. I want my words to embrace, to help, to show understanding and empathy. Be a soothing blanket of recognition. I write because I have to, it’s like a therapeutic medicine for me. A release from the darkness of life’s journey. I am a published poet, including small publications such as Scribble magazine and my own book Prejudice and Pride published by Chipmunka publishing. I am a regular performance poet whose always trying to improve my skills. Poetry for me is like breathing I need to express myself, free my mind.