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The Power of Poetry -- For "Big Mike"

Throughout the past few years, I have had a love-hate relationship with poetry. On one hand, I love it because it's inspirational and creative, but on the other hand, I hate it because sometimes it can be hard to understand, and the words never come out quite right when I try my hand at writing. You know, like when you're drawing a picture and you can see it beautifully in your mind, but when you try to put it down on paper, it just looks like a bunch of ill-formed stick people and maybe something that slightly resembles a tree.
I have made several attempts at penning my own original poems in the past, but often times ended up feeling discouraged and unsuccessful, thereby concluding that I have no business dealing with poems.  However, I've recently come to a point in my life where I realized that writing poetry, no matter how poem-like it really turns out to be, is extremely beneficial. 
For me, poems are a way to express what I am feeling, especially about subjects which I …

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