30 Poems In 30 Days: Why I’m Not A Songwriter (Day 22)
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Why I’m Not A Songwriter by Christy V.
I am not a songwriter, I am a poet.
Why? You would think I would be.
How far is poet from songwriter?
You can be both, but I am not.
Both can write lyric poetry.
There’s more to writing songs
Than putting words on the page.
There are many songwriters
And one I wish could teach me.
Maybe someday I could be.
Nobody really showed me.
I was taught poetry,
I was taught how to sing,
I was taught how to sight-read.
Even to play piano and guitar,
Though I’m not good enough,
Maybe it’s because I need to work
On them with more determination.
Have you tried to write songs?
Yes, I have. In poetry class.
With a song writing book.
Nothing seems to work.
At least I can write everything else,
Except script writing,