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Letters to Stories: Inside “Mirror”

The perspectives people have of us vary, and sometimes how one person views us can affect how we see ourselves too. So, do we, as the people who actually have the right to judge ourselves, ever get to see ourselves for who we truly are, or is our own, true, self-image tainted by others?

Letters to Stories: Behind “Escape”

Am I still original if most of my poems are inspired by songs I’ve heard? I certainly hope so. Worry not readers, this time, this poem, “Escape” was not inspired by a Gabbie Hanna single. Actually, it was inspired by the music producer who produced her first ever single — Out Loud — Bruce Weigner. Weigner is not just a music producer, but a song-writer and a singer as well. One of his debut solo singles, “I Don’t Know (IDK)” actually inspired this poem.

Letters to Stories: Behind “Encore”

Encore was an interesting poem to write. First, the title sprung up because I was on another one of my “listen to Gabbie Hanna 24/7” kicks and I found myself listening to Honestly (Encore) over and over again. Then, my mind honed in on the word “Encore,” and I was tossing around ideas because I thought it would be fun to write a poem called “Encore.”

Letters to Stories: Behind “Perfect”

This poem has to be the most personal yet. However, the title drew from many inspirations. The first inspiration is from another of Gabbie Hanna’s songs, “Perfect Day (A True Story)”. The second inspiration drew from the musical Next to Normal and one of the songs found on the soundtrack, “Perfect for You.” These two songs were once found on one of my Spotify playlists, and one day I found myself listening to these two songs, and my mind lingered on the word “perfect.” However, I decided to have the theme of this poem be quite different from those two works.

Letters to Stories: Behind “Reconstruct”

Reconstruct actually has quite a bit of history to it. First of all, the title was inspired by a lyric from Gabbie Hanna’s Honestly (Encore). The lyric goes “Broke the cycle, need to reconstruct,” and after that lyric, my mind lingered on “Reconstruct” and I wanted to create an entire poem out of it.

What happened next was…

Letters to Stories: Inside “Destined Identity”

This poem, like my Triggered poem, takes another look at my childhood and life story so far. The entire poem reflects my life from the time I discovered how truly different I am from the rest of my family. From that point, little me looks back and sees from then how he was raised, and me now looks back on that and sees how I’ve been raised up to the present moment.

As the poem goes further…