There are different reasons for the writing of poetry. Some people write poetry because they are happy and some people write it because they are sad. Some people write poems for children and other people write them to fill the inside of a greeting card. I’ve written poetry for all of these things.
Hello! I'm awkward. I say too much, feel too much, drink too much to make up for my shitty social skills. I'm socially inept. Sometimes I become paralyzed at the thought of conversation. So much so, my tongue trips over words I clumsily try to place like bad feng shui in an overly crowded, darkened house. Maybe all I am is sweaty palms and impromptu leaving too soons.
I've been a writer by trade for years, and this means that I have seen a million and one publishing scams through my time. The reason why publishing scams are so common is because being a writer is one of the hardest things to break into on a legitimate level.
For many people in love with the written word, nothing sounds quite as appealing as making a living through poetry—or even just making a living writing. After all, who wouldn't want to make money through their passion?