Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day

Validating the commercialism,

Always trying to make an impression.

Love is a money spinner because

Everyone needs love and

No one wants to grow old alone.

Tell someone you love them.

Intimacy should be shared but

Never resort to trying to buy another’s love or

Eventually you will go broke.

So show your love by your actions.

Deny the confectioners and florists

Another record Valentine’s Day profit.

Yell to the world, “YOU CAN’T BUY LOVE.”

 

Valentine’s Day

I look forward to Valentine’s day each year. Although my wife and I show each other love throughout the year it is one day when we go out of our way to tell each other how special we are to on another. We do things to show the other how much we love them e.g. write a love poem, or cook a special meal.

What we don’t do is buy each other gifts like flowers, chocolates etc etc. We don’t support the commercialism associated with Valentine’s Day and others.

Happy Valentine's Day
I Love You

 

An Acrostic Poem

An acrostic poem is a type of poetry where the first, last or other letters in a line spell out a particular word or phrase. The most common and simple form of an acrostic poem is where the first letters of each line spell out the word or phrase.

 

John Hansen © 2017

 

 

 

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.

12 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day

  • February 14, 2017 at 7:55 AM
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    Beautiful tribute to the true purpose of Valentine’s Day and your lovely wife. Well done, John.

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your beloved.

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  • February 14, 2017 at 2:25 PM
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    Thank you for reading, Phyllis. Yes, Happy Valentine’s Day to you also.

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    • February 14, 2017 at 7:43 PM
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      Oh! John, I added ‘Acrostic’ sub category to the Poetry parent group. You write an acrostic so well I thought we should have that choice. I used your description for the sub-cat, hope you don’t mind.

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  • February 14, 2017 at 4:41 PM
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    Nicely said John, meaning can so easily be lost in all the commercialism. A heart says it best in simplicity. Happy Valentine’s Day my friend.

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  • February 14, 2017 at 7:15 PM
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    Thanks, Tony. It is the same with Easter and Christmas etc. Now virtually as soon as Christmas is over you find hot crossed buns and other Easter merchandise on the shelves.

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  • February 14, 2017 at 7:49 PM
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    Thanks for doing that, Phyllis. I was going to suggest adding it as a category but I forgot.

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  • February 16, 2017 at 4:58 PM
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    Great acrostic piece John. Valentines Day the ultimate commercial holiday, such a garbage day. I celebrate my wife everyday i dont need a holiday to express that love. Good piece, very well written.~Paul

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    • February 17, 2017 at 12:31 AM
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      Thank you , Paul, you are a man of my own heart. I agree with you totally that we shouldn’t need a special day to express our love, especially that requires us to try and buy it.

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  • February 16, 2017 at 11:06 PM
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    This was wonderfully penned. Valentine’s is like that it should always come from the heart never from the wallet.

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  • February 17, 2017 at 12:32 AM
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    Thank you, Rasma. I agree. All your loved one would need is one of your wonderful love poems and it would melt his heart I am sure.

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  • August 16, 2017 at 7:20 AM
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    John,

    A lovely poem which also radiates wisdom! Indeed, money cannot buy love- not Real Love; True Love.

    Money, one day, along with all possessions, will be obsolete, but not so for Love; Love will remain Forever.

    A blessing is your poem, John.

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  • August 16, 2017 at 7:37 AM
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    Thank you, Tamara. I usually try to portray a message or social commentary in my poems. Glad you found some wisdom in this one.

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