I started writing poetry when I had my breakdown here in Auckland. I wrote heaps of them. They were my ventilation of emotions, feelings; but I don’t think I wrote any good ones until I went to poetry class at Toi Ora. There I have learnt a lot and there have been improvements. I have never joined any competition before for poetry writing and this opportunity will measure my capability. As I grow my poems acquire strength, or at least so I think. I publish a lot of my poetry on my blog and writing poetry is part of me.