I don't write poems anymore, it was over 10 years ago now that I first joined this site and published my first poem. I was 14 at the time, as of 2017 I'm now 27 (Old, I know). I wrote many poems back then that lead me to talk to many interesting people and received lots of helpful feedback. I occasionally come back to the site to have a look around and read over my old work so will eventually receive messages. Looking back at my poems makes me realize how bad some are, how emotional some are, how weird and wonderful some are but most importantly, they don't let me forget. They don't let me forget who I am and where I came from, the good and bad things that happened and that I survived.
Write, write whatever comes to mind even if it doesn't make sense or sound good. Write what you feel even if you just bin it later, because by letting those words come out you can also free yourself of their burden and allow yourself to declutter your mind knowing that the words will be right there if you need them.