Happy 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.”
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.
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
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.