A alumni came to my school last year and she became a poet. Her writing is amazing and so is she. She renewed my interest in poetry and writing. I’ve started writing again because she inspired me to do so. I was talking to her one night on my other tumblr ( and she told me to just write how I want to and ignore everyone else's opinions. She told me to write what I want to, not what others want me to. She taught me the best thing for poetry is it to be read aloud. 

I now write how I want to, how I want to express myself. I now write not to impress someone else, but to get stuff out of my system. 

Even my most depressing work, I now hand into my teacher because of what she told me. And I must say I think it is my best work so far. 

She is someone who truly inspires me.

Her name is Karolina(Karol) Manko ( and if you haven’t heard of her, you should look at her stuff its pretty amazing. And maybe she’ll inspire someone else, just as she did for me. 

I am doing more stuff that involves writing now and I doubt she will she this, but(if you do I hope you don’t think I’m a creep) thank you for renewing my interest in writing.