Flying Hero Class
I am a couch potato
Watching sport and munching snacks,
Oblivious to household chores,
Sometimes it seems life lacks.
Though it seldom takes a lot
To give me motivation,
A little prompting here and there
Soon sets my wheels in motion.
And once I start I cannot stop
Until the job is done,
It’s taking the first step that’s hard,
But in the end, it’s fun.
“I’ll do that job next week.”
But next week’s sometimes months away
So don’t be a lazy freak.
It’s just the same with writing,
“Where’s that elusive muse?’
“She’ll be here in a minute,
She’s catching up on news.”
So, take that trusty pen in hand
And start to write some words.
Suddenly, you’ll be inspired
And soaring with the birds.
You may start out dispirited
But this state will soon pass.
Before you even realise it
You’re flying hero class.
by John Hansen © 2019
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.
Latest posts by John Hansen (see all)
- The Alpha Male, a Short Story for Halloween - October 19, 2019
- We, Three Scary Monsters (or Let’s be Ghouls Tonight) - September 30, 2019
- The Halloween Curse - September 27, 2019