I never really imagined myself writing an article about poems. But for some reason, this was one of the first ideas that popped into my head when I wondered what to write next. Maybe this came from a certain game I’ve played recently; Doki Doki Literature Club. I know, I’m very late to the party. I just found out it was free, don’t blame me. This disturbing game isn’t so disturbing in the first act (apart from during the end, you’ve been warned). In fact, I enjoyed hearing about Monika’s first writing tip she gave me.
“Sometimes, when you’re writing a poem – or a story – your brain gets fixated on a specific point. If you try so hard to make it perfect, then you’ll never make any progress. Just force yourself to get something down on the paper, and tidy it up later! Another way to think about it is this: if you keep your pen in the same spot for too long, you’ll just get a big dark puddle of ink. So just move your hand, and go with the flow!”-Monika, from Doki Doki Literature Club
This tip inspired me a lot. Playing DDLC made me want to write again. No idea if that was intentional. The girls’ poems in Act 1 were actually really cool too. It was nice to see all the different styles of writing you could show in poems. Just like Natsuki said, not all poems have to be so sophisticated, you can keep it simple if you want.
I’ll be honest with you, I’m not the best at making poems. I have a bad habit of worrying about the smallest details. Whenever I do write one though, it helps a lot with expressing what I’m feeling. Poems don’t even have to make sense most of the time. That’s part of why I love them so much. If you’re into writing, but not poems, try writing a poem one day. Maybe when you feel more productive or just need to let out complicated emotions. Whenever you want, just try it. Write whatever comes to mind.
Half of this article was me ranting about Doki Doki Literature Club, sorry about that. Well, that’s it for this article. Have a nice day!
The Feline Queen