“Why do writers write?” you ask.
They write because they must,
Their pen is drawn towards the page,
Or fingers to the keyboard.
They write because they love it,
Or have a tale to tell,
Or simply must express themselves
The best way they know how.
Writers write to please themselves
As well as those who read.
Good comments are a bonus
And fill an inner need.
Writers are a lonely bunch,
They mostly work alone.
Sometimes until the midnight hour.
Time’s nothing to a muse.
Writers reach down deep within
For a message to convey,
They need to share it with the world.
It is the writer’s way.
Most writers don’t make millions,
That’s just the select few.
The majority don’t make enough
To pay the bills accrued.
So, spare a thought for writers
Whatever they may write,
Poets, authors, song writers
Who may not sleep at night.
Writers slave away for hours
For often scant reward.
Words sometimes uninspired or lack
So please respect “the word.”
After a lot of procrastinating I have finally self-published my first eBooks of poetry "I Laughed a Smile" and "On the Wings of Eagles" at Lulu.com.Now I find myself branching out and experimenting with short fiction.
I have also been fortunate to have two poems chosen to be made into songs and recorded. The first "On the Road to Kingdom Come" by Al Wordlaw, and the second, "If I Could Write a Love Poem" by award-winning Israeli/British singer Tally Koren.
I am also finding my services increasingly in demand as a freelance writer and I have ghost-written the text for a number of children's books and educational tutorials.
It has taken me many years of searching and restlessness to realise that my life's passion is to write. It saddens me that I wasted so many years not devoting to that, but thinking positively, the experiences gained over those years is now wonderful material for my stories and poems.
I want to try to bring a new focus on poetry and try to make it appealing to a new generation of young people and those who thought they never liked or understood it before.