Boxes, all shapes and sizes
Boxes all around us,
Many shapes and sizes,
Square, rectangular, and round,
Sometimes holding prizes.
Choose the money or the box,
The choice is up to you.
Pull the curtain to the side
It’s all you have to do.
Fast food comes in boxes,
Pizza, chicken too.
Fruit is shipped in boxes,
And it’s how we buy our shoes.
Buy a house or have it built,
A box for you to live.
Present a box to your loved one,
“Will you accept this ring?”
Boxes hold a lady’s treasures
Like valuables and jewels.
For a handyman or tradesman
It’s a place to store his tools.
A toy box holds our playthings
When we are just a child,
And our body’s placed within a box
When we grow old and die.
by John Hansen © 2017
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 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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