Weave Me a Story

Weave Me a Story …

let me read a story


Weave me a story

of suspense and intrigue.

I’d write one myself,

but I’m not in your league.


I adore a good mystery

that taxes your mind,

full of hidden clues

that aren’t easy to find.


You’re a famous crime writer,

it runs through your blood.

But looking for evidence

is like sifting through mud.


There will be twists and turns,

red herrings to chase.

A case solved too soon

would be a disgrace.


A real surprise ending

I know you’ll achieve.

You’ll reveal the murderer,

or catch the jewel thieves.


You’ll keep readers guessing,

they’ll come to dead ends.

Was it the butler,

or the hero’s best friend?


A dark random stranger,

or the girl with red hair?

Perhaps it’s the young man

who works at the fair?


Will they escape,

or will justice win?

The reader won’t know

‘til they get to the end.


If you keep them on edge,

at each critical stage,

they won’t put the book down

‘til the very last page.


If the readers enjoy it

a sequel they’ll request,

and then you will know

that your story’s the best.



© John Hansen 2023: All rights reserved



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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. 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.

5 thoughts on “Weave Me a Story

  • June 21, 2023 at 11:10 AM

    Well isn’t that just the truth. A good story that keeps me guessing is just a good time. It is nice to get lost in crime mystery or thriller. If “weaved” properly its almost as if time just flies by while I’m reading. Nice one John.

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