Julian Ferandez is a senior at Limestone Community High School and has a unique hobby of writing poetry. Ferandez writes poetry because it’s a way to express emotion through words, it’s a way of Ferandez to interact with his inner self.
Ferandez writes about life and challenges most people face and how to get through them; he also enjoys writing about spreading love and finding peace within yourself. Fernadez says, “I enjoy most poetic styles but free verse is my most used.”
Poets that have influenced Ferandez the most are Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.
One of Fernandez’s favorite poems is, “When Alone You Find Yourself.” Fernandez explains, “It talks about being alone and struggling through life, yet I go on to explain my reason for living and the reasons why you’re not alone.”
Fernandez’s advice to write poetry is to dig deep down within yourself and find what drives you and what makes you who you are because those feelings when expressed through poetry could be more influential than a person may know and could capture the hearts of many who read them.