I've been here on DUP for some time now and I don't know if my poetry has become any better but its become easier to write most times which is a wonderful thing. I'm over 52 now and I still don't care, I don't think I'll ever hit an age where I care about it. I really enjoy reading the stuff the other poets here on DUP publish to give my mind a little bit of a workout and just for the sheer entertainment you can get out of something really well done. I would still call myself a beginner when it comes to writing in this form and I haven't schooled myself whatsoever but I don't really see that as a bad thing. I can write whatever I want without worrying about all the technicalities of the art form. In reality I just hope that once in a while I write something that gives a person or two a good feeling or a second thought or two. That's enough for me.
Enjoy yourself here, I do.