I'm not here yet.
This poem by Carol Ann Duffy inspired me to write this lyric. I was (and still am) interested to know what life was like before my birth. True, my mum had 3 other little ones to look after but I mean before then. My mum tells me she never really had a life dream other than being a policewoman, but she was too short! While I find it hard to believe that she didn’t want anything else, for the time she was born that was the be all and end all. So this is for you mum. Hope you like it:
I wrote it when I was around 15. When we were looking at the poem in English, I was so inspired I just had to write something. I hope you like it. I’d love to know what you think. If you fancy putting music to this please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org , leave a comment below or tweet me @steph_carfrae. If you’d like a ‘Lyric Your Name’ for yourself or a friend please email me at email@example.com a paragraph about them or yourself, how they have helped etc., Quick Turnaround. Great as gifts for special birthdays.
If you believe in your work, it will come easier and quicker. You’ve got to have confidence in your work; it’s something you’ve been working on so you must feel it was worth it, at least, at the start. You just have to have the attitude of: Yes! People can make me feel bad if they want to, but that’s not going to stop me. Someone might not like that work, yet others may love it so don’t be disheartened by a few damaging comments. That’s just their opinion.
*I do not intend that you yourself can do all this by doing these things, but I am putting out there what helped me in the hope that you might find inspiration and so can put one of my little tricks into place in your life. By no means do I think it will help everyone, and by no means will they work for everyone. But give it a go, because you never know!
If you have a topic you’d like me to cover in the ‘How To’ series then email me: firstname.lastname@example.org , tweet me @steph_carfrae or leave a comment below! I can’t wait to hear from you!!*
Anyway here’s the lyric and I hope you enjoy: