About Rodrick

Rodrick Bates Poetry on Love Life Relationships: Giving Your Feelings A Voice

Welcome, and thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you find great inspiration and empathizing words while reading my poetry. My journey to falling in love with the magic that happens when pen meets paper was similar to the same journey as when boy meets girl. Writing sort of accidentally became one of my greatest passions. As I was searching for a new and unique way to express my feelings, I discovered something within myself that I never knew existed. The more I wrote my feelings down on paper, the more rhythmic the words were becoming. Eventually I became bold enough to share some of my writings with others, and as I kept receiving great feedback I was gaining more and more confidence to continue writing.

After writing on a personal level for a few years I started tapping into other peoples’ feelings. I would pay close attention to how people felt and the words they used to explain their feelings, then imagined myself in those situations and wrote about them. This type of inspiration did not just come from people that I personally knew. I was snatching inspiration from music and movies as well. If you are a writer, you can really relate to getting out the bed in the middle of the night to jot down an idea that woke you up because the dream surreal.

When social media began to take flight, I began to post a lot of my poetry and quotes from my poetry online. I was amazed by the amount great feedback I was receiving. It reached the point of getting online messages with requests to write poems for people about how they were feeling. I’ve written poems for people on topics such as possible relationships, interest in another person, relationship issues, break ups, engagements, weddings, and unfortunately death. I feel like all of these real life experiences has helped me grow as a writer, and it’s very humbling that people have come to me with such requests.

Once again, I hope you enjoy the poetry. Please feel free to comment and stay in touch by using my social media links.

Thanks for visiting my poetry blog, and happy reading!