Flying Hero Class

Flying hero class

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.


Procrastination’s easy.

“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


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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. Now I find myself branching out and experimenting with short fiction, and thoroughly enjoying this, especially flash fiction. I have been fortunate to have two poems 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. 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 are 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.

8 thoughts on “Flying Hero Class

  • March 24, 2019 at 8:18 AM

    John I love these poems. I have found your words to be true. I want to write poetry and so I do. Thank you for the wise verse.. Jamie

  • March 24, 2019 at 11:35 AM

    Sometimes it just takes time. The muse will come around again, and usually it will be something out of the ordinary that will ignite his/her flame again. Happens to me too often where I lose the creative writing juices and then other times where i find myself unable to write down the words fast enough. Nice work John.

    • March 24, 2019 at 9:48 PM

      Hi Paul. Yes, I can relate to both those scenarios. It often just takes a change of surroundings or activity that sparks the muse and then the writing just flows.

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