I am Erik. My life of writing started two years ago when I signed up for a high school creative writing class. Our first assignment was to write anything we wanted. I decided to go the way of a set of poems. I was surprised at how easy it was for me to write poems that others consider very good. I've been writing songs, poems, and short stories ever since. I love writing because it helps me cope with the many problems that life throws at me and helps me understand myself better. Some day I hope to become a published writer and/or a punk rock musician.