Looking back at my classmates blogs, you can see that many of them have gone through hard periods in their lives, maybe a drastic change or death. Things like 9/11 were mentioned, deaths of relatives, etc.
To even share and mention things like death, I find extremely brave and I give full credit and appreciation of those who stood up, talked and told.
The way they expressed their feelings was original and unique. They included rhymes, metaphors and true symbolism. This not only drew the reader to the poem but it also allowed the reader to truly connect and feel what the reader was feeling. In way you basically experienced the same things, just on a different level.
Sonnets were also quite amazing, at some points I couldn't tell whether it was Shakespeare or a fellow classmate who was writing.