Sing a Song for Me - Becky's Own Songwriting Attempt

Sing a Song from your Poem - the Harder Part

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In attempt to experience the Songwriting process myself, I have written several poems "About Me". I seem to want to do ballads with a little humor. A problem is that I can barely "carry a tune". I spent many hours trying to sing the words, and am beginning to understand how the wording affects the tune. Although, I have an idea of the feel that I want the tune to have, I find it crazy difficult to make musical sense with some of the words in the way. Here are my Words below. If you can provide any hints or recommendations for creating the tune, please send a note! And better yet, sing a song for me  - send a You tube of your attempt!

About Me Now

It relaxes me to walk in the trees
Sometimes the leaves, they sway in the breeze
And my mind swirls free.

My kids are grown
And don’t answer their phones,
But are still taking our loans.

Just me or with you or more of us,
I love to walk in the forest,
Enough to make it the chorus!
Just me or with you or more of us.

To see the beauty of nature
Plant seeds sprouting, a feature;
Age old rocks and scurrying creatures.

My limbs are getting old,
Aching Knees and arms with folds,
My metabolism has slowed.

Just me or with you or more of us,
I love to walk in the forest,
Enough to make it the chorus!
Just me or with you or more of us.

My walk becomes a hike up the CCC trail;
My food from home, a picnic break before my legs derail,
During which I view the treetops thru a foggy veil.

My husband wants to garden
And I want to sew, oh pardon;
I better get off facebook before the potatoes harden!

Just me or with you or more of us,
I love to walk in the forest,
Enough to make it the chorus!
Just me or with you or more of us.

The day is getting warmer and the trees becoming sparse;
I better make a U-turn before my nose is parched,
Turning around, I change my course and march.

I wandered into entrepreneurship,
Created a Violin Handbag, see my video clip;
Buy my hand painted Guitar Purse, you’ll be hip!

Just me or with you or more of us,
I love to walk in the forest,
Enough to make it the chorus!
Just me or with you or more of us.

I race down the hill
Not noticing the birds’ high trill;
Then wait for my friends, pulling out my flute to play, trying not to sound so shrill.

I pull together a youth music fundraiser
My Mother moves in, life gets crazier;
And then there’s that, our brains growing hazier.

Just me or with you or more of us,
I love to walk in the forest,
Enough to make it the chorus!
Just me or with you or more of us.

My music echos as the ladies round the bend,
It’s refreshing to be here with a couple of friends
Under trees by the river with time to spend

With Each Other…..

To end my day in this poem
I meet my man for a meal alone
and together we go home

With Each other…

Just me or with you or more of us,
I love to walk in the forest,
Enough to make it the chorus!
Just me or with you or more of us.

Sing a Song

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