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User avatar #5127 - paintballpatjas (06/19/2012) [-]
Dear advice board

I just took up writing poetry as a hobby, does this make me gay?

(note: I don't write any of that "woe is me" emo shit)
User avatar #5216 to #5127 - screamingdemon (06/20/2012) [-]
If you are a man and you like men, you may call yourself a faggot. Otherwise, poetry is a smart way to think in new ways and be inspired.
User avatar #5185 to #5127 - bobbybeats (06/19/2012) [-]
No. It's also a great way to keep in shape.
User avatar #5149 to #5127 - samxdaxman (06/19/2012) [-]
poetry itself doesnt make you a faggot, what you write does. what do you write about?
User avatar #5170 to #5149 - paintballpatjas (06/19/2012) [-]
Times of love, hardship, confusion, happiness in a vague, partially obscure event in my life (you know, the usual). Sometimes from what I imagine the other person's perspective might be in a hypothetical sense, for example what my crush may have thought of me, sometimes I see a good side, sometimes a bad side though, mostly I just try to write something that everyone can relate to, although occasionally I write things exclusively about my self. Either way, I always try to avoid writing something that implies self pity.

Honestly, it'll usually be like 2 in the morning, I'll scribble down some ideas and eventually come up with an "unrefined" poem and I'll revisit the same poem hours or sometimes days later, read it out loud and edit. Sometimes I'll scrap verses altogether or revisit work I consider already "refined" and see hidden flaws or ways to improve it.

Note: My above post was mostly worded in the context of a joke.
User avatar #5916 to #5170 - unforgivenfive (06/23/2012) [-]
I've been trying to do the same with my poetry. I'm not the deepest poet out there..but it relieves tension in life, and like bobbybeats said "its a great way to stay in shape"

Nothing gay bout having a creative hobby dude
User avatar #5186 to #5170 - samxdaxman (06/19/2012) [-]
haha i know. but my mom is a poet and takes me to some of her poetry events so ive got a general feel of the poetry scene. and my mom does the same, shell wake up in the morning write some poetry and then fall back asleep. so yeah youve got a good set up, just stay away from the stereotypical self pity stuff like you said.
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