You said I am no good as a writer –
I am cheesy and offbeat and couldn’t resist a twist
that breaks poor reader’s “wrist”.
My lyrics either complicated, dramatic or spooky
and if they’re not than I sound like a “rookie”
wrong metaphor, wrong line and wrong tone
whatever I do I am…well, I am WRONG!
I am not consumable, you said –
too much pain or too much dread. The sass is aggressive
the lines are crooked and broken;
too much is said and too little unspoken –
I do not make sense. I do not appeal to the mass
my writing is fresh but it cuts, like a grass
and those awful comparisons I come up with…
Urghhh…no proper grammar or punctuation,
Frankly, I am an embarrassment and will never hit the thread…
that’s what you said.
and I nodded, and shrugged, ‘cos it’s not new
I never had a knack for grammar – that’s what dyslexia do
(and it’s not an excuse, it’s just fact)
but I will not apologise for something that gets my heart to still
I will not cover beneath your criticism in fright –
Yes, I am “not a format” but I am right –
for my own soul and my desire to express myself
I am nothing great and I will never shine,
but,at least, these words are true and are mine.