Why Do Things Never Go the Way You Plan?

Why Do Things Never Go the Way You Plan?

Why Do Things Never Go the Way You Plan?

 

Q. Why do things never go the way you plan?

A. Because when you plan, God laughs.

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Why is my life so unfair?

One moment all seems fine,

Then you’re hit with deep despair.

Shit seems to happen all the time.

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This year has been a roller coaster,

Full of constant ups and downs.

You never know what’s coming next,

Be it laughter, tears, or frowns.

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Too many of my friends have died,

Or been through hell on earth.

To help other people we have tried,

Is this karma or destined from birth?

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How can one man change the world

When everything seems so out of control?

It doesn’t matter what unfurls,

Pain, despair, and chaos are on a roll.

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Just chill-out and take what comes

Is wise advice I’d like to take.

But that is easier said than done

When most people are so fake.

John Hansen © 2016

I apologize for using TCE for this rant. Life has been throwing me a few curve balls lately and I just needed to get it off my chest. I am sure things will improve and my next post will be much more positive and uplifting. Thanks for reading anyway.

John Hansen

Longtime poet but not in the traditional technical sense. I enjoy rhyme but like to experiment and dabble in many different forms and maybe even make up some of my own. There is always a message or lesson I want to promote through my writing, for that reason, my poetry generally shies away from the abstract and obscure.

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.

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John Hansen

Longtime poet but not in the traditional technical sense. I enjoy rhyme but like to experiment and dabble in many different forms and maybe even make up some of my own. There is always a message or lesson I want to promote through my writing, for that reason, my poetry generally shies away from the abstract and obscure. 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.

6 thoughts on “Why Do Things Never Go the Way You Plan?

  • September 28, 2016 at 7:15 AM
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    Two things I know… 1/ the hard bits are about needing to learn something. 2/ We are never given more than we can handle. The hard bits are followed by good bits, we just have to be patient. It’s good to vent. Take care.

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  • September 28, 2016 at 8:24 AM
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    Hey, Tony. Thanks for the encouragement and reminder of that scripture..he’ll never give us more than we can bear. I know I just have to hang in there and things will improve.. It has just been one challenge after another in the last two months. I must be tough 🙂

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  • September 28, 2016 at 12:45 PM
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    Oh John, this so resonates for me. I’ve had a hellish year and much of what you speak is so true. What else I would say is, don’t apologize for writing from your heart. That is the blessing of poetry. It is a good and common vehicle for laments. My prayers are with you.

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  • September 28, 2016 at 4:30 PM
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    Thank you for your kind comment, Lori. I am sorry that you have had a similar year, and I greatly appreciate your prayers. I pray there is only good ahead for you too.

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