I am getting showered with links and quotes now. This one seems worth passing on, even for those of us who aren't trying to write it's encouraging. (It wasn't written as a poem. I put it into this form)
“It’s ALL Collaboration. Anyone who ever fed you, loved you,
anyone who ever made you feel unworthy, stupid, ugly,
anyone who made you express doubt or assuredness,
every one of these helped make you.
And we each fit together uniquely as a result,
there are no misshapen forms as all are misshapen forms
from tyrants to wallflowers.
We are here relying on one another whether or not we wish it.
There are no poets writing in quiet caves because every poet is a human being
as misshapen as any other human being,
We are not alone in our particular stew of molecules
and the sooner we admit, even admire the influence of this world,
the freer we will be to construct new chords of thought