Pantera, also known as Joni Montgomery. I am 44 years old, and am presently living in
Panama City, Florida. I have been writng poetry since first grade,
when I composed my first poem:
He climbs the pole
With his can of paint,
He won't look down
Or he will faint.
Ummm, yeah, I know...*sigh* ...But it WAS a first ever attempt.
My personal style finally evolved in Junior High, when I became serious about writing as
an outlet for my emotions. Most of my poetry is written in this personal, intense style,
but I also try to branch out into other directions. I attempt rhymes, but generally
don't like the constraint, preferring flow and imagery.
Florida is providing me with new fuel for my creative engine, with its white sugar sand
beaches, and pine forests that house palm trees!!!
I have approached my pen once again, and will be adding new scribblings as they brew and
My poetry is not written per say, but bubbles and brews inside me. Phrases or
images blend and build upon themselves, until the final form flows out smoothly onto the
page. It is adjusted occasionally, and then left completely for a week. I then reread it
to insure that the images and flow convey exactly what i envisioned during the brewing
I hope that you enjoy the fruits of this process.