What’s the first thing that comes into your mind when you first hear the word poetry? ‘Boring’? Perhaps ‘Shakespeare’? How about ‘who cares poetry’s dead anyways’? I believe poetry is still alive, breathing, continuously living on in our minds, in our thoughts, igniting a flame that could burn its way into a person’s heart. Words that can open up minds to see new worlds. Ideas, thoughts, opinions, scribble them down on a piece of paper and call it poetry. So poetry still is there in our world, surrounding us in a different form called music. Everyday hundreds of different songs are released and you can definitely call it poetry. Happy, sad, in pain, overwhelmed, every single emotion possible is made into the modern form of poetry. The human mind or way of thought is extremely complex and in my opinion when you write poems it takes off the stress, clears your mind, as if it were healing your brain. As Helmholtz (a character from the book ‘Brave New World’) once said, it’s at the darkest moments and emotions does a person write the best poetry or books, which is why I believe it’s the best time to clear your mind, use the magical healing powers of poetry. It may come as a surprise to a few people, that I write ‘poetry’, a few scribbles here and there, verses or phrases that randomly pop into my mind, it really gives a person a new outlook to life. Poetry connects you to your soul, to your thoughts, desires, and observations. It helps you express yourself when you need to. Poetry connects to a person in a way that nothing else can.