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Exploring Poetry

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I have been encouraged by Cordelia Lee to explore my creative side, she has inspired me to use poetry as a form of self-expression. I find that poetry allows me to express myself in a different way. Though I have to admit, it is still a struggle for me to find the words to express myself.
Recently, I was moved for the first time to submit my poetry for an anthologyhttp://www.singlitstation.com/thousandcranes.
The theme and subject matter somewhat speak to me.The topic of coping with illnesses and death can be a taboo topic and yet all of us will die one day. On the other hand, if we were given a life of immortality without pain and suffering, can we truly live? Will we appreciate our moments in life and the opportunities given to us? Or do we feel empty without a purpose?Indeed, this is not an easy question to answer.
I felt good after writing the poem. It gave me a different outlet to express my trauma and the experience I went through.
Below is the poem I have written :-
The Gas Explos…