Hi there! My name is Sarah J. DuBois and I am married and have two beautiful daughters. I love to write, read, color and do puzzles. I love spending time with my family too. I have self-published two poetry books. I also have an Etsy shop. I am a mental health warrior and advocate whose lifelong goal in life is to help others.
Why did you start writing poetry?
I started writing poetry when I was in high school and it was part of the unit in my Freshman English class at the time. I was immediately hooked.
What impact has poetry had on your life?
It has a really big impact! Especially because of my mental health these past couple of years. I write to heal for myself, but if I can also help others, then it's an added bonus.
What inspires you to write poetry?
My feelings are what inspires me the most. I will say that nature is also a big inspiration for me too.
If you could bottle up one feeling or emotion and give it to people to experience, what would it be? Why?
The first thing that I thought of while reading this question would be having empathy. I care about others and I want to help as many people as I can through my writing. It's why I self-published my second poetry book because of spreading mental health awareness and hopefully helping others too.
What are you looking forward to improving this year?
I am looking forward to improving my Etsy shop and doing more than just digital prints of my poems. Possibly have some poetry on coffee mugs, t-shirts, totes, etc.
What is one big dream you have?
My one big dream I have is to be on the New York Times bestseller list.
What advice would you give someone just starting out in writing poetry?
I would tell them to write what you know and write what you feel. Don't hold anything back. Write as the idea comes to you. Let your soul do the talking while your pen does the walking. Let your beautiful words flow effortlessly across the page. You do you. You are enough. There are people out there just waiting to read what you have to say. You got this!
The soft morning glow
Gently touches her face
She is resilient and strong
While emanating positivity
She's full of grace and beauty,
But doesn't realize how beautiful
She truly is
Always makes others smile
While in her presence
What a splendorous treasure
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I'm also on Instagram @sarahthepoetess as well.