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There's Someplace to Be Flying, a Poem

John has been writing poetry since his school days. He was awarded the "Best Poet 2014 and 2021" Hubby Awards.


There's Someplace to Be Flying

Don’t just sit there sighing

With eggs and bacon frying,

Dishes that need drying.

There’s someplace to be flying.

Rich CEOs are resigning,

Companies are combining,

The middle class is declining.

In a world that needs defining.

The Paparazzi’s spying,

There is rich and famous dying,

Politicians are always lying,

There’s someplace to be flying.

Dressmakers are designing,

Crude oil needs refining,

Coal companies are mining,

Rich pockets we are lining.

Retirees’ funds are reclining,

The old people are crying,

From public shame they are shying.

There’s someplace to be flying.

Society’s too binding

And history keeps reminding,

There’re lessons we keep finding,

They cannot stay in hiding.

Commodities we are buying,

Strive for success we’re trying,

Shoelaces still need tying.

There’s someplace to be flying.

Soldier’s wives are pining,

Little blind girls signing,

Street lights keep on shining,

Architects still designing.

Living costs are climbing,

Innocent are dying,

Poets keep on rhyming.

There’s someplace to be flying.


Off the Shelf

Thanks for reading another in my Off the Shelf series. The book title I chose this time for inspiration is Someplace to Be Flying by Charles de Lint.

From the jacket cover: "Charles de Lint has won a worldwide audience for his unique brand of "urban fantasy," tales that charge the modern world with spirit and magic and open our eyes to the deep truths around us. In Someplace to Be Flying, he again infuses modern urban life with ancient myths and mysteries; with dark portents and glittering dreams; with the magic of art, of friendship, and with the vibrant rhythms of music."

This is a wonderfully imaginative fantasy novel. It is a story of ancient magic, and of love in its many forms. Celtic and Native American creation myths have been woven into this modern tale that makes us question the way we see the world around us.

Someplace to Be Flying by Charles de Lint

Someplace to Be Flying by Charles de Lint

© 2018 John Hansen

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