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karin014
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Need Help writing...

Hey! Can anyone help me write a poem to turn into a song. I am not so good at writing poems so could someone give me some pointers. lIke how do you begin to write. Thanks!
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crAZRick
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Re: Need Help writing...

here's a link to my favorite author's favorite home-grown song lyrics:

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/bn/board/message?board.id=writingfiction&message.id=1914&query.i...

This guy is a freakin' lyrical genius I tell ya!

As far as advice for how to get started writing a poem/song, all you need is solid subject matter, a lyrical tone, and a good sense of rhyme and rythm. Subject matter is key, of course; you can work out the beats and the flow of the verse as you go, as long as you have the solid base of a good subject to guide you.
I no longer regret that I have no quote, quip or anecdote to share with my countrymen... how about all y'all?