Life’s Merry Dance

Life's Merry Dance
Life’s Merry Dance

Life’s Merry Dance

Everyone has a unique place

And has a role to play

In this funny thing called “life”

We pass through every day.

 

So, keep your chin up, don’t be sad,

Be the change you want to see,

Just be thankful what you have.

It all begins with you and me.

 

CHORUS

Life leads us such a merry dance

tra laa laa laa laa

Try to embrace it every chance

tra laa laa laa laa

Give everything a second glance

tra laa laa laa laa

When things get tough hitch up your pants

tra laa laa laa laa

 

Put that smile back on your face

And do the things you love.

Don’t be jealous and complain

Just look for Noah’s dove.

 

Troubles they may come and go,

And challenges arise,

But keep your eyes focused ahead,

You’ll see past all the lies.

 

CHORUS

Life leads us such a merry dance

tra laa laa laa laa

Try to embrace it every chance

tra laa laa laa laa

Give everything a second glance

tra laa laa laa laa

When things get tough hitch up your pants

tra laa laa laa laa

 

Good things outweigh all the bad,

Miracles happen too.

Have your goals and do not stray,

Your dreams can all come true.

 

When people try to give you grief

Just smile and say, “Good try,

I’m confident in who I am

So bid your curse goodbye.”

 

CHORUS

Life leads us such a merry dance

tra laa laa laa laa

Try to embrace it every chance

tra laa laa laa laa

Give everything a second glance

tra laa laa laa laa

When things get tough hitch up your pants

tra laa laa laa laa

 

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.

2 thoughts on “Life’s Merry Dance

  • November 9, 2018 at 8:17 AM
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    “Hitch up your pants!”. I love it ! Inspiring and motivating song. Well done, John. It reads as a lively tune.

    Reply
  • November 9, 2018 at 9:14 PM
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    Thank you, Phyllis. I’m so glad you found this to be a fun and lively tune.

    Reply

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