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30 Poems In 30 Days: Why I’m Not A Songwriter (Day 22)

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There are many struggles in life, but for me, sometimes it's finding the words to place onto the page. Writing is away to create new worlds, explore, and experience so many different emotions. Also to tell stories that matter. With reading we learn not only to write, but certain stories and characters will change us through out our lives. A proud Greek Latina. I’m Christy from South Texas.

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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,

Maybe someday.


  1. I can relate to this.

  2. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    It’s crazy… people think just because you write poetry you can write lyrics. The 2 are actually very different. Or, my poetry is just set to very particular music…

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