We all have dreams and goals growing up, but how many do we actually pursue to fulfilment? Life is too short to waste but often we don’t realise that until it is too late. Realise life’s dreams while you can. You never know what the future may hold, or how many years you have ahead to achieve your goals.
Realise Life’s Dreams
by John Hansen © 2015
Absence makes the heart grow fonder,
Or so the saying goes.
Sometimes this seems to be the case,
And I am one who knows.
Whenever you must go away
And for a time we part,
I dwell on all the memories
That are stored inside my heart.
When we are home together
Daily tasks take up our time.
We don’t appreciate each day
And years just seem to fly.
As a child, you look ahead
At life and all its glory,
Dreams and goals await you
Like a never ending story.
Before you know you’re all grown up,
Adventures in your sights.
Will you travel, get a job,
Protest some cause or rights.
In middle age you have a spouse
And children one or more,
A steady job to pay the bills,
But life is now a bore.
Now you look back on your dreams
And opportunities you’ve missed.
You find most goals you set when young
Still on your bucket list.
Take my advice for what it’s worth,
Don’t waste the time you have.
Realise one dream at least each year,
Don’t take them to your grave.
After a lot of procrastinating I have finally self-published my first eBooks of poetry "I Laughed a Smile" and "On the Wings of Eagles" at Lulu.com.Now I find myself branching out and experimenting with short fiction.
I have also been fortunate to have two poems chosen to be made into songs and recorded. The first "On the Road to Kingdom Come" by Al Wordlaw, and the second, "If I Could Write a Love Poem" by award-winning Israeli/British singer Tally Koren.
I am also finding my services increasingly in demand as a freelance writer and I have ghost-written the text for a number of children's books and educational tutorials.
It has taken me many years of searching and restlessness to realise that my life's passion is to write. It saddens me that I wasted so many years not devoting to that, but thinking positively, the experiences gained over those years is now wonderful material for my stories and poems.
I want to try to bring a new focus on poetry and try to make it appealing to a new generation of young people and those who thought they never liked or understood it before.