A Random and Meaningless Poem With No Message
This is just a random poem,
No message does it preach.
No topic, subject, genre, style,
Or lesson does it teach.
Sometimes when inspiration lacks
And your muse has gone on strike,
Just take that trusty pen in hand
And write what e’er you like.
It could make sense, or maybe not
But that’s really not the point,
As long as you start writing words
You’ll really rock the joint.
The sky is clear and baby blue,
Or maybe grey with cloud.
Sometimes you talk in whispers,
At others, shout aloud!
Analyse this all you want,
I hope you find the truth.
The meaning of our life on earth,
I hope it’s not uncouth.
Why look for something that’s not there?
There’s no hidden code or sign,
It’s just a bunch of written words
That don’t need to be defined.
I’m sure some reading this may say
“It really has a theme.”
Well, if it does, feel free to share
The figment of your dream.
“What is in this poet’s mind?
It must be quite profound.
If you read between the lines
Some message must be found.”
In this crazy mixed-up world of ours,
Where nothing’s as it seems,
What you see is not what you get.
That’s why they now have memes.
So raise your sword
And cut the bread,
Don’t let the gossip leak.
For only lovers know the truth,
Of why a deaf child speaks.
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.