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A Legacy of a Rainbow Poet: Poem - A Humble Offering to John Hansen!

Sean is a teacher who is writing about his spiritual adventures to help other people find balance and self-respect.

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It is always the right time to do what is right!

— Sean Dragon

Jodah

From the first time I read one of John's poems, I understood that I had just found a human treasure. Many times since then I have used his poetry as "vacation" for my mind! Really, I have done it many times. I return home, late at night, after many hours of teaching and I need a place for my mind to escape and be filled with positive energy. I want to see the rainbow after the storm, and let my Soul "recharge" with beauty. John's poems are the best place!

A rainbow after the storm, that's the best way to describe Jodah's poetry. Full of colours of kindness, hope, heartfulness, spirituality and Love! What I love most is that his poems are multileveled parables which can offer you more knowledge and Light as you "dig" deeper!

I am grateful for the blessing to know this Rainbow Poet and for calling him friend and brother in Love. The least I can do to express my gratitude is to offer him this poem which is inspired by the great John's article, "A Creed for the Third Millennium".

I think that this article is an excellent "map" for a happy journey through life. I have used his "12 rules for a Better, Happier Life" (bold characters) to write a tribute poem. I know that it cannot be compared with the beauty and mastery of Jodah's work, but it is full of my Love and respect for his luminous Heart. I hope you enjoy it!

Thank you, John, thank you for the beauty of the Rainbow colours you give us with your poetry! I wish to you and your lovely family peace and happiness!

A Legacy of a Rainbow Poet

Always be grateful for the wonders you live,

Every single day is a miracle if you think.

So, be respectful and don't forget to give,

You have the chance with every single blink.


Fill your life with love and give praise where it is due,

Every day has many moments to try for your best.

On this planet, we all belong to the same crew,

So remember that with all the beings we are blessed.


Find your purpose in life, what you meant to be,

It's not easy, it may seem the hardest thing to do.

But every happy Soul on this planet will agree,

Any other goal must be in number two.


Appreciate what you have and stop comparing yourself to others.

Life is not a winning race, not a competition or a boxing game.

You don't have to be better than your sisters and your brothers

Just try to become a better you, to rekindle the Inner Flame.

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Practice forgiveness every day is the elixir of the soul.

Don't forget; nobody's perfect, we all make mistakes.

Negative energy sickens your Heart, set it under your sole,

Only the weak cannot forgive, is like living with the snakes.


Surround yourself with happy and inspiring people,

Negative ones are always blaming others for their mess.

Don't let them make your Spirit feeling cripple,

You can Love them, but can you save them? Have a guess.


Look for the positive in every situation, no matter how hard it is.

Growth doesn't happen in comfort, show respect to any scar.

Carbon transformed under pressure, that's what a diamond is.

Only your stance on the conditions determines who you really are.


Embrace your inner child; it is the God in you.

A kid is full of love, of innocence and dreams.

Impossible is nothing, and there is no evil too.

A better world exists in a child's eyes gleams.

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Do good and don't be a hypocrite, mean everything you say.

If you seek happiness and harmony, give more than you take,

Serving and offering with no reward is the meaning of the play.

Be honest, reliable and don't let your actions prove you fake.


Keep an open mind, don't judge and discriminate,

Poisonous thoughts can hurt you more than you believe.

Instead of accusing others help them to illuminate.

Embrace the difference, learn, love and let others live.


Live for the moment, after all, you have only this.

Stop trying to predict and plan things too far ahead,

This time, this place is where you can live the bliss.

Happiness is a journey, live it, travel without dread.


Don't worry or stress about the future, for all the things it may bring.

You have the power, the potential, become a rainbow after a storm

Action makes you stronger, after the Winter comes the Spring.

The answer always lies within you, and it is Love in any form.

Do not whine about your choices. Advocate them or change them.

— Sean Dragon

© 2019 Ioannis Arvanitis

Comments

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on September 13, 2019:

Happy to meet you here, Priya, and happier to know I've helped you to start your day in a nice way! The best reward I could have! Thank you for your lovely comment.

I wish you days full of miracles!

Sean

Priya Dinesh from Bangalore on September 12, 2019:

Such positivity in your words! My day is off to a great start reading your work, thank you :)

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on July 14, 2019:

Thank you so much, my dear Shaloo! It is the wisdom of my brother Jodah. I am blessed to know him and call him friend and brother in Love!

I wish your beautiful smile always shines upon the world!

Sean

Shaloo Walia from India on July 14, 2019:

Such a lovely tribute to one of the most popular hubbers here! The poem in itself is so full of positivity and so inspiring. Every stanza is packed with pearls of wisdom.

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on May 11, 2019:

I thank you both, my brother, Chris! Thank you for the colours and the hope!

Life brings us angels in many forms!

Sean

Chris Mills from Traverse City, MI on May 11, 2019:

Sorry I missed this earlier. John's poetry and his works of fiction have brightened many lives. Thank you for writing this excellent article to honor him.

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on May 05, 2019:

Oh! I bow to you and thank you Lantern, my Lantern! Your words are precious!

I Love, so I exist!

Sean

manatita44 from london on May 05, 2019:

Beautiful stanzas and they rhyme well too. A benchmark of goodness here.

"O Jesus, how I Love You so,

For You are good.

Greatness is no match for goodness,

And you are good." -Manatita

Loving tribute to John - a man trying and seeking out the Light, like so many of us. Higher blessings. Hari Om Tat Sat!!

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on April 23, 2019:

My sweet, sweet Audrey! What can I say to reply to your beautiful words? My Heart sings to you what my words can't tell! I am blessed because I am taking Love and power from lovely people like you, and that's why I can give unlimited Love!

The beauty of your Soul and Heart is a blessing from High above!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on April 23, 2019:

My dear Li-Jen, giving positive vibes to the world is my wish and dream, so I am glad to read from you that I am doing it! Jodah is an excellent source of good vibes! You are trying to do the same with great success lately! Thank you for being here and for your kind words.

You are a sunbeam full of colours!

Sean

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on April 20, 2019:

Dear Sean

You have created a beautiful tribute to one of my favorite people - Jodah. The words to your poem come directly from your lovely heart connecting with wisdom and light.

Thank you, my brother, for your capacity to love. You are a rainbow.

Peace and joy to you,

Audrey

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on April 20, 2019:

Noted significantly.

Li-Jen Hew on April 20, 2019:

Hi Sean (and Jodah), this is a nice tribute to Jodah and a compliment to him because you have spread his words of kindness. I reread his Creed for the Third Millennium and read the poem side by side. I too find his (Jodah) poems a place to recharge after work and yours (Sean) too. Both of you give positive vibes differently.Thanks for sharing and well written poem. :)

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on April 14, 2019:

Hello, Sean, I appreciated you. Noted and thanks.

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on April 14, 2019:

Thank you so much, Peggy, for your kind words! Happy to see you here to honour John!

Peace and Love to you and your beloved ones!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on April 14, 2019:

I could not be happier, John! I know that a beautiful person like you always has an even beautiful person as a spouse! Please give her my appreciation and respect.

Blessings!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on April 14, 2019:

Thank you, my dear Brother, Tim! I feel that there is a piece of you here in this tribute. I have learnt a lot from you! Respect and gratitude!

Prayers for you and your beloved ones!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on April 14, 2019:

My dear Sister, Linda, you said it all with your comment! Thank you so much! I think that you know how I feel for you and I hope that someday we will meet in another "place"!

God bless your luminous Heart!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on April 14, 2019:

My dear Sister, Dora, thank you so much for your kind words for John and me! You know that we both admire your work!

I wish you many more blessed years!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on April 14, 2019:

My dear Sister, Chitrangada, I feel so honoured by your words! Thank you with all my Heart because you were always a significant supporter! Gratitude!

You are a blessing to the people who know you!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on April 14, 2019:

Thank you so much, my dear Rochelle, for your kind words! Jodah's poetry is full of wisdom, and I tried to use some.

Blessings to you and your beloved ones!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on April 14, 2019:

Oh! My dear brother, Bill, your comment makes me happy like a child who took an accolade from his beloved teacher! It means a lot to me! Thank you! Give my love to Bev, Maggie and the new member...

A beautiful person is the one who sees beauty in everyone!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on April 14, 2019:

My brother, Miebakagh, thank you for your good Heart and your willing to spread Light! I appreciate your comments, a lot.

Gratitude!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on April 14, 2019:

My dear Brother Eric, your comments are always "one of a kind"! I am so grateful for your friendship and your gems that you always leave at my comment section!

Much Love and a big hug!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on April 14, 2019:

My dear friends, thank you so much! I thank you all, from my Heart, for your beautiful comments and the Light of your Heart that you have put on them! I am so glad to see this response of Love for Jodah who entirely deserves it. I intended to "provoke" this "wave of Love" for him, and I am happy to see it happening! I feel so blessed to be a member of this Community of Love!

I want to apologise though for my delay to respond! It was a weekend full of work with extra teaching hours until late Saturday night and Sunday until now. As the National Exams are approaching the schedule becomes tougher! I will try to be worthy of your Love.

God Bless you all!

Sean

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on April 12, 2019:

Hi, all comments are well noted. Every person is expressed love for John Henson. That is a human touch. God bless all and thanks.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 12, 2019:

What beautiful thoughts you expressed in a poetic form in an ode to a friend and fellow HubPages writer. You have written true words of wisdom.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 12, 2019:

Sean, my wife read this and is blown away. She feels you have captured her own inner thoughts. She hanks you so much for writing such a touching tribute.

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on April 12, 2019:

Hello, Sean,

Superb work and well expressed with love and compassion for a creative soul. John Henson deserves such a kind presentation. Respectfully, Tim

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on April 12, 2019:

Sean, the love in this group is such an amazing thing. Mutual caring and respect and never a harsh word. Thank you for this tribute to a fine loving person. Beautifully done.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on April 12, 2019:

John Hansen is worthy of this befitting tribute. Thanks for sharing your thoughtfulness wrapped in this beautiful poetic offering. Great messages! Well done!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on April 12, 2019:

What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful friend and writer!

I have always admired John Hansen’ s originality in the composition of his poems. You have observed and covered the best aspects of his creative writing.

Hats off to you Sean, for such a beautiful presentation. Your articles are always insightful and inspiring. And this one provides the basic rules of living, beautifully.

Thanks for sharing this!

Rochelle Ann De Zoysa from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on April 12, 2019:

Beautiful words and words of wisdom :) Lovely tribute :) Well thought :) God bless you !

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 12, 2019:

A beautiful tribute to a beautiful person, by a beautiful person. In other words, this was the perfect post.

Peace and love always

bill

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on April 12, 2019:

Hello, Sean, this is lovely poem. It seems to touch every aspect of our lives. It is perfect 12 point poem. Thanks for sharing, and have a nice tine here on .

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on April 12, 2019:

Beautiful and if you follow Jodah around much you know he is a fine brother of mine.

But I stopped and looked up humility to understand "humble". I just seemed kind of wonky for this.

"Keep an open mind, don't judge and discriminate,

Poisonous thoughts can hurt you more than you believe."

Seems humility is contrary to your power to praise.

(rambling thoughts - what say you) I am not humble in my son's love of "uncle" John.

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on April 12, 2019:

Thank you so much, my brother, Velcro, thank you for your lovely comment! I am humbled! You also are a gem, my brother, shine on!

Love is the Sun of life!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on April 12, 2019:

You don't need to say anything, my brother John! My reward is your joy because of my tribute! Keep on making Rainbows; we need them...

Love encludes all the thanks!

Sean

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on April 12, 2019:

Thank you, my dear Lorna! Thank you for your kind words! I am glad to know that you enjoyed my tribute to John, all the credits go to him!

I wish you Peace!

Sean

Velcro on April 12, 2019:

Such beautiful words of inspiration flowing out of your verse....every word is true for living a happy life...and such a wonderful tribute to John...he truly is a human treasure and his poems are the abode of colourful thoughts ....Thank you for sharing Sean !! You're also a gem and your works sparkle as well !! :)

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 12, 2019:

Well, my dear brother Sean, what can I say? I am lost for words and humbled by this tribute. I am blessed that you use my poetry for inspiration and to relax to, as well as sharing it with your students. Also, well done with your own poetic take on the rules from my Creed For the Third Millenium. Thank you from my heart.

Lorna Lamon on April 12, 2019:

I really enjoyed this thought provoking poem - definitely a great map as you travel through life. Thank you for sharing.