Jeri -- thanks for the offer.
I may just take you up on it and PM you something. Do you have Alan Foster's Text to midi translating programs? If not, I can always email you the midi/s.
Harvey -- I don't know that I'm a lyricist (yet). That is a very specific skill (like illustration -- it's more than just drawing nice pictures), but I've always been a word person -- I think I was born an English major ;-). I've written poems and stories ever since I can remember... as a kid, even my self-talk thoughts were novelistic style narration (this is crazy, she thought, as she typed the words into the message,... wait, does "self-talk thoughts" even make sense?) ;-).
And as has been noted above, good poems don't always make good lyrics, and vice-versa.
Lyric and song writing do not come easily to me, which is why I want to try my hand at it, and maybe grow in the process [but not grow "up" ;-)]