Interesting discussion here which I got into late and probably should have stayed out of, but didn't.
Sometimes I just get sick of highly educated people telling lesser educated ones what they should or should not be capable of wanting and/or doing. In the end, it's motivation not money, effort not education and determination not destiny which drives people to accomplish whatever it is they've accomplished. A lack of education is a hinderance, a lack of time is a drawback, a lack of money is a drag, but none of those things are insurmountable and many good things can still take place in spite of all those supposed negatives.
Writing poetry would be one of those things. Writing poetry which other people can actually read and relate to is another. Being proud of who you are and accepting of yourself (even if no one else is) is a third.