A Higher Purpose
Why I perform music
I do not play solely for cash,
Though some may come my way.
I do not choose to play for fame.
I'd sooner fade away.
Sometimes, the keys will call to me.
I rarely can resist,
And if you ask me for a tune,
I'll play, if you insist.
But music is - to me - pure life.
I play to get a high.
And when a song comes out just right,
I feel like I can fly.
Is it selfish to play for me,
And sometimes hoard my gift?
For music - whether sad or bright,
Might offer others a lift.
I may not be quite good enough
To play for fame or wealth,
But I don't mind. I'm happiest
When playing for mental health.
About the Creator
Julie has been a music teacher at a public school in Arizona since 1987. She enjoys writing, reading, walking, swimming, and spending time with family.
Excellent work. Looking forward to reading more!
Compelling and original writing
Creative use of language & vocab
Heartfelt and relatable
The story invoked strong personal emotions
I write poetry, but your poem is so much better than my poetry! I loved it.
Your music is simply beautiful! Thank you💕
Simply amazing! The poetry and the video! I have a piano, but like so many others, gave up on being good.
I love this and you can play, I can't , beautiful
Your poem was as magical as you playing the piano 💖
Your words are beautiful, as is your playing. Wonderful.
Julie, I like this poem about your music. I would like to hear you play and/or sing sometime.. Playing for yourself and your mental health is one of the best reasons to make music!