A Special Friendship

A Special Friendship

Love and Friendship
A Special Friendship

Friends may come and friends may go,

Seasons pass from heat to snow.

Your friendship though is evergreen,

I’m truly privileged to have seen.

Life, it has its ups and downs,

Many layers, haters, clowns,

Experiences good and bad,

Some make us happy, others sad.

But, no matter what life brings:

Laughter, tears, or silly things,

I’ll always be here by your side,

To hug you my arms open wide.

Tell me all your inner woes,

Secrets that no other knows.

Shed your tears upon my sleeve,

I’ll keep your confidence, believe.

Love is often hard to find

Whether real-life or online.

But even though we’re far apart

Thoughts of you invade my heart.

My troubles I will share with you,

I know you’re caring, loyal and true.

I class you as a valued friend

And hope our friendship never ends.

Friendship

by John Hansen ©  2018

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.

10 thoughts on “A Special Friendship

  • January 13, 2018 at 9:35 PM
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    A special friendship indeed, one of the highest importance. Lovely piece my friend thoroughly enjoyed on this side of the screen

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  • January 14, 2018 at 12:10 AM
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    Thank you for reading and the kind words, Paul. We all need that special friend. Much appreciated.

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  • January 14, 2018 at 6:58 AM
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    Beautiful words dear John…only a lucky few are privileged to find such a friend with whom we can share our troubles and joys with the same degree of comfort..I really enjoyed reading your words on a special friendship..thank you for sharing..

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    • January 14, 2018 at 9:16 PM
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      Anjana, thank you so much for those touching words. Yes, true friendship needs to be cherished and celebrated. thank you for reading.

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  • January 14, 2018 at 7:02 PM
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    Nicely penned with lovely sentiments John, and friendship is so important in life, to share the ups and downs and the joys of this earthy existence. Cheers!

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  • January 14, 2018 at 9:18 PM
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    Thank you, Tony. Yes, I have only a handful of true friends and those I cherish beyond all else. This is a tribute to one of those.

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  • July 22, 2018 at 3:45 PM
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    This is more like a love poem than a friendship tribute? beautifully done!

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