Tribute to My Colleagues …
I write this humble tribute
To my friends at TCE,
The colleagues who inspire me
And make this the place to be.
Phyllis, Ralph, Tony and Kurt,
Paul, Jamie, Rasma too.
This website wouldn’t be the same
Without the likes of you.
And now our dear friend Eric
Is writing here as well.
We all have special talents
And have our tales to tell.
Other writers come and go,
Like Ed and Vincent Moore.
But everyone is valued here,
The creative Exiles’ core.
So, write your poems and stories
For others to admire,
New poets and young writers
I know you will inspire.
We don’t have lots of members,
Or rely on ads that pay,
But we’ve quality and passion
And that is here to stay,
by John Hansen © 2019
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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.
– John Hansen
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