I posted over the weekend about writing contests and I think that is a better forum for me personally to get my poetry writing in. Yes there is a deadline, but if I don’t get something done on time, I’m not going to get a bad grade. I can still use something I've written for a contest here on the website even if I don’t get it submitted to the contest on time.
I also find that I usually don’t change things much in a poem after I've written it down for the first time. A word here or there maybe, but the overall message of the poem came out the first time. Is my poetry the best ever? Absolutely not. I have no grandiose ideas like that. But I do hope that it’s readable, enjoyable, and might even make you think about the world around you in a slightly different way. I know most of them have made me think a bit differently when I wrote them.