National Poetry Month Celebration
Junior H started writing poetry in high school. It started out when he wrote for friends on issues relating to his life. Now, he is working on a book of poems and is excited about breaking into the industry as an up and coming artist. He loves poetry and is inspired by other artists self expression.
Where do you draw your inspiration from to write poetry?
The world brings so many different things to life. Why not embrace it and write it. Poetry is my way of venting and speaking what I cannot say with my mouth.
What advice do you have for someone that is threatened by poetry?
Poetry is nothing to be threatened by- its a thing of expression just like dance and even hip-hop. Poetry gives you permission to speak your mind, to display the heart and mind of the writer and more than anything else it highlights the beauty of expression.
What is an interesting fact about you?
I really don't tell anyone this, but I walk around my house in socks. I have two toes that are stuck together on both feet. I am not shy about it. It's something I've come to accept and love either way even though I think its weird.
Where are you from/Where do you live?
I am from Washington DC, but I now live in Maryland.
Who is your favorite poet?
I guess I am an old head, but I really like Edgar Allan Poe. Its something about his poetry and writing that intrigues me. Perhaps it is the subtle darkness that pulls me in. I love it.
I want to live within your heart
There is no other place I would rather be, then your arms
Wrap me with an embrace that cannot be separated
No conditions, no stipulations, this is my interpretation
Believe in what we have within our look of eye and eye
This is where I am lost and found as I bare my soul
Whole hearted; I lose control in the moment
Confessing the love that resides behind the door of my heart
As you reach for the knob to enter
Remember that there are no conditions or stipulations
I bare a true me, an open book for you to read