Wrote my first poem at the age of thirteen,
Was too embarrassed to show it to anyone, didn't want it to be seen,
Bit by bit, I started to write more,
Was I any good at it? Well, I wasn't quite sure.
Was commissioned to write a poem, was nervous, but thought, what the heck,
Was so happy to be paid, I still have a copy of the cheque,
As more people were told about me, I really elevated in self esteem,
It was then that I started to visualise my poetry dream.
I had poems published in anthologies where I had to pay,
Vanity publishing didn't benefit me,
so I thought I could get my message out another way,
I looked into self publishing but that was too dear,
What if I had all these books and couldn't sell them? That was a fear.
I pondered on having my books on Amazon, but their percentage was a lot,
Some days I got frustrated, I thought I was losing the plot,
It became my waking and sleeping thought, I was beginning to get obsessed,
I told myself to calm down, you've waited this long, don't get stressed.
In November 2016 I met a man, who said he could help me fulfil my dream,
A plan was set and we worked very well as a team,
On the 21st April 2017 my dream came true,
The dreamer had her head in the clouds, but eventually it came through.
Don't Be A Fool Lyrics
Dreams are dreams and they do come true I believe in dreams, don't you We all need something to hold on to Analyze the situation You have got to take control Do the best in what you think you know
You've got to tell yourself Try and you will progress There's more to life than you know Don't give up the fight Take one day at a time You've just got to have hope, so...
Album: Look How Long / Original Release Date: 1990