I am 32 year young female and have done several jobs since 18 but writing is my true passion both poetry and song lyrics; however, in my 15+ years of writing I have not been able to get them offically copyrighted (they are all labeled with my name and copyright symbol) in word document I had them in. I have created my own forum as a place to store them and share but don't have any members. I'm nervous about sharing but most contests need entry fees and be officially copyrighted, so for that reason I've been hesitant to post anywhere else. I do have a number of poems on poetry.com site (the former site, not sure what it is now). The last few years I've been getting more into song lyrics as music is my other passion, rock, country, and others I love it all. If anyone could reassure me about posting I'll be glad to share. I found this site looking for free contests, I've been trying to get my stuff out there for years and really want to make more of an effort. I apologize for the long introduction but that's one thing about me, I have a lot to say and love typing.