I donâ€™t write because my life sucks, per say. I think (and no one get mad at me about this) that the more talent you have the less you write for emotional satisfaction. I think that people who write poems for emotional release arenâ€™t necessarily the ones who are good (just the run of the mill, casual poet), thatâ€™s not to say that they are bad, but poetry is a therapeutic tool that is, and should be, utilized. Its not just because your life sucks that you write, everyone can use an emotional release, maybe poetry isnâ€™t his thing, maybe his friends think its stupid (thatâ€™s more common because he's a boy, its a societal standard/stigma). Regardless disregard his comment, let him grow up, and maybe in 10 years he will be comfortable exploring the therapeutic qualities of poetry (and other forms of art). He is young, and on top of that, a GUY. So I would talk to him again and explore some other options, if he is having a hard time its great you are talking to him. As for the comment about poetry, its not like poetry gets insulted! Its not a person, so donâ€™t take it personally because it wasnâ€™t directed towards you, its either a judgment or naivety, and you know what poetry offers to you, so be happy :).
Loves, Kaitlin Kristina