Who is Poetm3?
-Poetm3 is me. I’m Lay. I’m 20 years old, I’m a preschool fitness instructor, I love my job, and I love my students. It’s such a joy to see children’s faces light up the moment you walk through the door, and you can see the excitement on their faces. I’m only looking to expand because it’s an amazing feeling to know that you are making a difference in someone else’s life. I have an amazing boyfriend, and I love that fact that we’re out here on our own living together. Things may not always seem so wonderful, but that’s were my heart belongs and knowing that fact alone makes everything worth my while. I’m happy to be with someone who helps me expand and venture out into new depths of the world. I’m enjoying growing with him and excited to see what the future has in store for us.I’m originally from CALI but have been living in the H for a 1 1/2 now. I love it btw, except the humidity, I’m still not used to that.lol.
How did I get into poetry?
-I have an older sister who is an amazing writer, and because of her I started my own venture of writing. I started off writing little poems here and there, and she was the one who brought me my first journal. By 6th grade, I became heavily encrypted in my writing. I was teased throughout middle school for being dark, so I grew this complex about my skin tone. It seemed that most of my friends were either light complected or Latino. So that only gave people a chance to tease me further. By highschool, I had extreme low self esteem and tried to hide it, as if nothing was wrong. I became deeper into my writing at this stage. My last 2 years of highschool, I was in independent studies and attending college at the same time. This is when I went to my first poetry night. I was enthralled by the raw talent that took part on that stage. I was in awe, I wanted to be up there, so I indulged myself deep within my poetry. Though I would hardly ever recite my poetry to anyone, it was my only means of expression that I was able to hold onto, that made me feel sane. Regardless if someone heard it or not, the words resonated in my mind constantly, they made me feel safe. Poetry makes me feel safe, so I call myself Poetm3. The Poet in Me!
Who do you admire?
-I admire my mother the most. She’s let me know to not give up on anything. She’s strong, maybe to strong at times but she’s a fighter. After 2 strokes my mom, went back to school to get her AA degree. She was 55 and I was 15, we went to the same college with each other for 4 years. I loved having her there. She instills in me to not give up.
What’s your opinion on gay marriage?
-I’m all for gay marriage and anything that falls in that category. I’m bisexual so how can I judge. I like both sexes. I love women, and everything about them. The softness of their skin, their curves, their touch, EVERYTHING!