Teenage chemistry lends itself to morbidity. They can't help it. Hormone anti-therapy I like to call it. They have intense, uncontrollable, irrational emotions from an imbalance akin to demon possession. In order to tackle this bombardment of hate, anger, confusion and sex drive a release of some form is necessary. Poetry was my favourite. I didn't realize I was a writer when I was wallowing in misery. When it was time to make a career choice I thought writing was just a coping mechanism. I WISH I would have looked at my hundreds of poems and realized they weren’t just part of a depressing phase like my parents thought. They were actually my life. I would have started seriously writing way sooner.