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Spoken word poetry - September 6th 2018, 12:26 PM

I'm 17 years old and I've been writing free verse poetry since last year. I always intended for the poems I wrote to be spoken word but because I have social anxiety disorder, pretty severely because I don't talk a lot in real life. I even had (and still have lol) a name for the project and like art for...I don't know if you'd call it an album but for whatever you want to call it. But I have never actually even shown my poems to anyone I know because I'm so shy. I've literally only posted them on here but because I got positive feedback for all four of them. Also I've been visiting a lot of different 'emo' subreddits because that's the genre I'm most interested in and it's what I listen to when I write. But a lot of people there post their own music or spoken word projects so I was thinking I should give it a shot. I'm not going to do it right now because I only have four finished free verse poems (and one in the works), I want to have at least twelve finished before I upload them.

I don't know, should I do it? I'm just so nervous and I'm worried that I'm not good like I think I am and that I'll make a mistake
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Re: Spoken word poetry - September 7th 2018, 12:14 PM


I think I am going to move this to self-expression so you get more replies there.

Posting your work, even if you're a little nervous about it, seems like a great opportunity you can try. Doing it despite your nervousness might help your anxiety in the long run.

Maybe you could look into removal policies so if you become nervous you can delete it? You could also choose not to visit your post for a while after you post it if that helps you.

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Re: Spoken word poetry - September 9th 2018, 09:58 PM

There are some great places where one can share their work. I think it's great that you are considering sharing your work on other sites. I think that it could be worth it to try but I agree that it might be a good idea to look into removal policies. That way you can delete anything if you decide you no longer want to have them posted.

I know that it has taken me years to share my poetry outside of Teenhelp. Now, I have shared a lot of my poetry on facebook. I don't get a lot of comments on them but that's never been the main reason I shared. I can say that sharing them in the way that I have has been nice since it was something I've always wanted to do.

If sharing is something you've wanted to do then it might feel good to do it even if you end up deciding that you don't want to keep them up for a long time.

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