Remember When …

we were both just kids …

Remember When
Remember when

Remember When …

we were both just kids in school,

you were the teacher’s pet,

I just played the fool?

 

Remember when

I tried to get your attention,

but you played hard to get,

I’d just get detention?

 

Remember when …

I asked you on the first date.

Your dad said, “She’s too young!”

We just had to wait?

 

Remember when

we had our first real kiss,

that night I dropped you home,

in the rain and mist?

 

Remember when

I asked you to be my girl,

and when you answered “yes,”

it made my heart whirl?

 

Remember when

we both went off to colleges,

that were so far apart,

and we made a pledge?

 

Remember when

we emailed every day,

“Missing you so much”

Things still seemed ok?

 

Remember when

too many months apart,

too many miles as well,

affected both our hearts?

 

Remember when

we got to meet again,

priorities had changed,

things just weren’t the same?

 

Remember when

we had to say goodbye,

and knew this was the end,

and tried hard not to cry?

 

Remember when

Remember when

Remember when …?

 

by John Hansen © 2019

Things just weren't the same
We had to say goodbye

 

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.

7 thoughts on “Remember When …

  • February 1, 2019 at 7:30 AM
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    Nicely written John. Some relationships are not made to last. Some are not meant to endure that much time apart, that much distance. There are the lucky few who are able to endure the loneliness and continue on in love like nothing happened. Good work my friend. Very emotional.

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  • February 1, 2019 at 8:14 AM
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    Yes, Paul. some relationships are not made to last, but the lucky ones endure distance and obstacles and become stronger. In this case, it was the former. Thank you for reading and for your generous comment.

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  • February 2, 2019 at 3:10 PM
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    Thank you John for a touching love poem. I love how you tell a story of love from a beautiful beginning to a bitter sweet end. Jamie

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  • February 2, 2019 at 7:05 PM
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    I am glad you enjoyed this Jamie. I like to tell a story in my poetry if possible. Thank you for reading this, My Friend.

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  • February 3, 2019 at 11:30 AM
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    This sure brings back memories of my teen years. We never forget that first love that seemed like it would last a life time. Very nostalgic and well-written poem, John.

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  • February 3, 2019 at 7:54 PM
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    Thank you, Phyllis, many of us have similar memories. You always remember your first love don’t you? Oh, thank you for changing my keyword phrase too so it got a green dot. I tried almost everything I thought to no avail.

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