Stare up at the Moon and stars,
Which one’s Venus, which one’s Mars?
See the wonders of the sky,
Made for lovers, you and I.
Planets orbit around our Sun,
Unique traits in every one.
Just like those I see in you,
In everything, you say and do.
The heavens are a source of love,
Galaxies abound, above.
Our own is called The Milky Way,
My love for you it grows each day.
The earth has only one small moon,
It makes young lovers kiss and swoon.
Its influence is like a dart,
Shooting beams into the heart.
I pull you close and kiss your lips,
Embracing you in a lover’s grip.
Sweet desire burns in your eyes,
As from your lips escape soft sighs.
Invite me to your warm soft bed,
Tell me the thoughts inside your head.
Let our passions have their way,
And share our love ’til the break of day.
by John Hansen © 2018
author’s note: “This poem is to be entered in the February Love Poem Contest”.
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.