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.
by John Hansen © 2018
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.