The Monsters May Come Calling
Halloween is almost here
So prepare your home with care.
Decorate it horribly,
All visitors to scare.
Buy, or make your costumes-
Vampires, witches, ghouls,
Hang spider webs and skeletons,
There really are no rules.
Stock up on the candy
To prepare for trick-or-treat,
And make some special monster food
For your family to eat.
Carve a Jack-o-Lantern face
From a pumpkin chose’ with care.
Make it very eerie
So trespassers BEWARE!
But, while you enjoy festivities
And treat the night as fun,
Real monsters gather in the dark
Until their evil deeds are done.
They’ll probably come a calling
When your family’s fast asleep,
Checking unlocked doors and windows
So inside they can creep.
They’ll steal your children from their beds
And take them far away
To their gruesome, evil chambers.
So keep them safe and PRAY!
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 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.