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Ever thought of writing your own poems?

Other than music lyrics, books to tell story to others, or even movie scripts, a great way to express yourself and free yourself from your own mind, is writing your very own poems. You can literally write poems about anything you want. There’s no rules that tells you how or what to write about. Take me for example, when I feel something or I feel down sometimes, I directly take my note book and start to write down words. Everything start with a grab of a pencil. You just have to write down a single word. Eventually you’ll find yourself later turning these words into sentences. But this is what freedom of expression looks like.

Thousands of types of poems exist throughout the world of literature. You can write down your feelings about anything. From love to nature, going through patriotic poems. Even though you write a little something on your note book, that can count as an idea of a future poem.

Here’s, for example, ideas of poems that you can write about, for each style!

How about Love poems?

 How everyone see things will depend only upon themselves and not by others– The feeling of love

 Ever felt this feeling that you don’t know how to express for a living soul that you just don’t do it out of fear that they might reject you for some reason? Ever felt this feeling that you are so much in love with someone that you completely lost your words when it comes to talking to them and you become speechless?

Well, here’s your chance to express your feeling through love poems! Lots of people in our world have negative thought when it comes to poems, but they are indeed a good way to put down and getting out what you feel deep inside you. They are and can be the core of maybe a new song after all!

Why not some poems about mother nature?

 Are you a lover of nature? are you a person of the spiritual world that tells you to treat nature as your own mother and to respect her without disturbing her with any sound in order to let her live by her own? are you a person of ecology interest or any interest that concern mother nature and you want to fight for it so people can hear you out?

You can talk about it through any poems of your own! Again: Even poems can be a way to defend a cause! not only on a sentimental level but on a social level to!

Maybe some poems about your country?

Cette ville me parlait de tout et de rien,

Cette ville me disait tout,

Cette ville n’avait plus aucuns secrets

Pour moi– De Beyrouth à la fin de mes jours

Being a patriotic person, I always criticize the different issues that my country is going through nowadays. Not only I criticize it, but I try to defend it as much as I can so people become aware of what they are going through in a place that is theirs. People should indeed treat and behave in their own country as they behave in their homes, they should behave as civilized people between them. This is what I talk about the most in my poems about my country Lebanon. We live indeed in a world that is so messed up that we should try and fight hard for it so it can move fast-forward and not stay in the ancient world, where it got stuck years ago! So indeed: poems are and can be another way to express yourself through. Even though it’s a cause that you care about! Say what you have to say whether it is through your writing or out loud!

So don’t be ashamed by what people say, think or will think about you! Let them say whatever they need to say! Let it go! Don’t let them influence you by what they think or say! Again: that’s what freedom of speech and thought looks like! Don’t let things mess with your mind and your inner soul! Write things down, express yourself! Say what you got to say! Shout it out loud if needed! Go for it! Don’t let people get in your way on your writing route!

“Shout it loud like a Bird set free” as Sia says it in her song and don’t forget to share your poems with us!

 

 

Girl drummer? Why not!

In every concert that we attend to, we always see a man behind the drum set. We only see ladies as dancers, backup singers or lead singers. Rare are bands or drummers that are women. Few people encourage women to become drummers. Being the cousin of Kristina Schiano, whom I believe is an excellent girl drummer, we both think that not only men can play drums, but girls can also play and beat the drums! Being a drum player myself, I too encourage women to stand behind the set with a good pair of drumsticks and start beating the hell out the rhythm of the song!

Like anyone else, everybody I believe has begun his career somewhere. Take Kristina for example: since her young age, she started playing drums and making song covers on YouTube. She constantly kept doing covers until the present time in which she has grown many “YouTube fans” of hers throughout the years. From her covers going through her different live streams that she has done many times lately, there are lots of people from around the world who kept watching her and asking question to her in order to improve whether it concerns their YouTube channel, her drum kit, the drum gear she used throughout the years, what kind of mics and/or camera she uses for her covers etc… In only 8 years, she has become like a YouTube star. She started with like less than ten subscribers, and still counting with her 375000 subscribers nowadays. Every of her own cover video make at least 16k to 20 or 30k views, all people from around the world. She has started with her drums inside her bedroom and still going through her own recording drum studio in her house aside from her bedroom.

Wanting to do kind off the same with song covers, recording myself playing on my drum set, I tried once to do it and uploaded it on YouTube! When I was young, my very first instrument learning was the guitar, which I kept playing for like a year or so. I than started learning the piano for like three or four years with my brother who was going through his fifth year, but he then stopped it. After the years of piano, I wanted to learn a new instrument, so I started learning the drums which kept me playing it for more than three or four years. I even started to play in bands with my friends throughout the years. We participated in many events, and made many concerts with them!

Anyway, let’s not get away from our main subject! As I said, there are few known girls who play the drums around the world, besides, talking about drum girls, aside Kristina, a girl in school was a drummer in a band too! She was a great drummer too! But their band didn’t last that long I think. Their band was called “Inochia” and they were playing very good songs indeed!

But for now and for everybody’s knowledge, let’s list a top 11 of girls, like Kristina does it, who prove to us that girls can and should do it too! so here it is:

[11] EMILY MAXWELL OF DADDY ISSUES
[10] AMBER GRIMBERGEN OF HINDS
[9] LUCY GILES OF DOG PARTY
[8] LAURA “THE KID” KELSEY OF DEATH VALLEY GIRL
[7LELAH MAUPIN OF TACOCAT
[6] JULIE EDWARDS OF DEAP VALLY
[5] MARIAN LI PINO OF LA LUZ
[4] ANNE-MARIE VASSILIOU OF WHITE LUNG
[3] CELESTE “CC” SPINA OF LITTLE HURRICANE
[2] STELLA MOZGAWA OF WARPAINT
[1] SHISHIDO KAVKA

You can check them any time you want! I’m sure they are great drum players!

But the main thing is: Keep up the good work girls! We hope that one day we will see more girls taking the stage in order to make it beat like the sound of the drums!

See you around later !