Save the World
Wildfires burning all around,
Charred remains left on the ground.
Record heat waves, absent rain,
Creatures dying, what a shame!
Across the world disasters rage,
Floods and fires, tornadoes, quakes.
Tell me there’s no climate change,
That this is in the normal range.
Both ice caps are melting, sure,
But, my own life concerns me more.
Polar bears won’t be displaced
Says fake news to which we’re graced.
Take a look around your town,
See real changes on the ground.
Plants flower earlier than they should,
Unstable seasons are not good.
Just cutting CO2 won’t help,
Whales and whale sharks still eat kelp.
Cow’s still fart, and planes still fly,
Through the ozone layered skies.
Get a grip, open your eyes,
Don’t believe denier’s lies.
Do your bit to save the world,
Every man, woman, boy, and girl.
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.