Poetry Community

During a cool conversation today, I was asked a question, "When did I start writing poetry?" the question made me, not only think of the honest answer when it came to my mind, but dive even further into when and why I really fell in love with writing poetry. 

First sub-vocalized response which became audible soon after was Love...writing short Love letters that made a positive impact on the reader is what drew me to writing poems.

How about you?  When was the first time you wrote a poem, and what was the readers' reaction...your reaction to the readers' feelings or lack thereof....or, any aspect of the experience...all positive constructive comments welcome,