Who You Gonna Call? – Ghostwriter

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They call me a ghostwriter,

My words don’t have my name,

Others get the credit,

The plaudits and the fame.

 

It may seem like I’m crazy

To write for no aplomb,

But, I am paid to do a job,

I’m not exactly dumb.

 

Some ghostwriters pen memoirs

For the famous and the rich.

A lucrative employment

If that’s your chosen niché.

 

Sometimes, I may get jealous

Of authors who make sales,

Knowing that I wrote their book

And composed their much-loved tales.

 

I am not seeking accolades

Or praise for what I do.

I don’t have to format the books,

Or promote them, that is true.

 

Ghostwriters are sought after,

We are always in demand,

But why we do just what we do

Is hard to understand.

 

Freelancer all compete for jobs,

Squaring off like fighters,

So tell me, “Who you gonna call?”

The one who’s called “Ghostwriter!”

 

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.
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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.

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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.

6 thoughts on “Who You Gonna Call? – Ghostwriter

  • September 11, 2019 at 9:43 PM
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    I love it, John. I know a freelancer has to really hustle and keep busy to get the best jobs. It is a tough schedule, but well worth the effort. Well done on your poem.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 10:01 PM
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    Hi Phyllis, thanks for reading this. Freelancing and ghostwriting isn’t for everyone but can be quite fulfilling. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

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  • September 13, 2019 at 6:04 PM
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    I have never known a ghost writer before John – Do you do this? How interesting –Awesome piece I might add.

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