This may or may not be the right forum. But I consider writing poetry a ministry. I am a contributor at a few sites and sometimes it is hard and frustrating. Sometimes I run out of things to write about. Someone once suggested writing about what the world will be like after the Rapture. I'm not sure I want to. The most frustrating part is writing a poem and have no one read it. A poem that doesn't get any hits. The perverbial lead ball. Other times I write one that misses the mark and get told to try again. Feedback can often times hurt especially if it comes from non-Christians. I get called a few nouns with lots of colorful adjectives. My skin has to be thick. The most rewarding thing is people who are touched and ministered to. I realize what I do reaches people in a similar way that a Pastor does. I take my writing very seriously for this reason. People are influenced by what I write. And I will ultimately be accountable to God for it.