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There's a New Day Dawning: an Inspirational Poem

John is a Christian but feels that all religions have both positives and negatives. He prefers to live by his own code of ethics.

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There's a New Day Dawning

There's a new day dawning

And it's not that far away.

So prepare yourself to start afresh

And throw the old away.


Focus on the road ahead,

Don't waste time looking back.

The past is gone and won't return

So keep your dreams on track.

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Think positive, be confident,

Cut pessimism's ties.

Be an optimist in all you do,

Because everybody dies.


Set your goals and go for them,

Reach out to the stars.

Persist in seeking what you want,

Don't be imprisoned by life's bars.

Love your family

Love your family

Love your family and your friends.

Tell them every day.

Don't stress the things that don't go right,

Just try a different way.


Today will soon be yesterday

Before you blink an eye.

Tomorrow will become today

As time on this Earth flies.

So don't sit back and waste the hours,

Procrastinators suck!

Grasp each day firmly by the neck

And make your own good luck.

Questions & Answers

Question: Who is the author of this poem, "There's a New Day Dawning"?

Answer: I am the author. John Hansen (Jodah).

© 2017 John Hansen

Comments

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 13, 2020:

Hi Chrish. Yes, I wish there was a button to press as well. I am glad you found these words inspiring. God bless you and yours as well.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on September 13, 2020:

Wow! I dunno but if only there's a button to push every time it feels like a storm is coming, I will!

I'll probably linger on those lines sir John! A bunge of thanks

God bless you and your family

Your bio ... Yes I agree!

Religion doesn't speak for faith. Invite people to believe in God yet doesn't speak the grace of God. It's just me and my tiny wisdom ( I respect religios beliefs )

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 12, 2020:

Thank you, Brenda. Yes, optimism rules!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 12, 2020:

John,

Very good advice in this one.

Look at things a different way and move on with your life...procrastination sucks.

Cherese George from Trinidad and Tobago on May 12, 2017:

Ahh things are getting better. Keep up the lovely poems

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on May 11, 2017:

Hi Cherese, so glad to hear this piece is particularly relevant to you. I hope things brighten up for you as I am sure they will.

Cherese George from Trinidad and Tobago on May 11, 2017:

I like this..this applies to me now since I have been in a rut lately.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 07, 2017:

What can I say, Audrey? I am sorry to hear about your sister's struggle with dimentia and how that is affecting your life. If my words have managed to help or provide answers in any way I am honoured and touched. I feel we are often led to read the words we need at the right time. You do not have to thank me, just stay strong and positive and my prayers will be with you. Hugs.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on February 06, 2017:

Every single line brings a powerful and essential message. Without going into detail, my life has been turned upside-down as I try to adjust to the huge change in my sister's personality due to dementia. Last night I prayed for guidance. This morning I found your poem filled with answers I asked for.

How do I thank you for filling my heart and head with new determination? "Don't be imprisoned by life's bars." These words are a revelation to me at this time.

You've made a hugs difference in the life of one person. Me!

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 28, 2017:

Thank you, Lawrence. It's just a pleasure to be able to write. If it inspires you that is a bonus.

Lawrence Hebb from Hamilton, New Zealand on January 28, 2017:

John

Really inspirational, thank you for taking the time to inspire us with this wonderful poem.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 22, 2017:

Hi Anita, and thanks for reading. Yes, life can be a bumpy road can't it? You just have to persevere and have faith that things will improve in time. A positive attitude seems to attract good things to you. I hope this week is a great one for you.

Anita Hasch from Port Elizabeth on January 22, 2017:

Thank you for the lovely inspirational poem Jodah. I have been waiting for certain things in my life to go right for a long time. It is good to be reminded that we need to be positive. The Lord's time is not always our time.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 18, 2017:

Good to see you, Shauna. Thank you for the comment and I hope this is a great year for you too.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on January 18, 2017:

John, your poetry flows effortlessly. Your message is well taken and perfect for beginning a new year. I hope this is a good one for you.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 15, 2017:

Madeleine, glad you read this at an appropriate time for you. Your words are so true and reflect my meaning in this poem. I hope you continue to seize each day and make the most of life. Thank you for reading.

Madeleine Clays on January 15, 2017:

I really liked this poem, Jodah. I read it at an opportune time because in recent years I've been reflecting on how important it is to seize the day and not waste time reminiscing on what should have been or could have been. It's also so important to appreciate our family and friends and let them know how much we love them because we never know how much more time we have with them.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 12, 2017:

Michael, thank you for that wonderful addition to my poem. your comment explains it all so well.

Michael Milec on January 12, 2017:

Uplifting soul and spirit. A prophetic proclamation John coming from the deepest desire for a new everyday, better and higher until all we experience gradually increasing contentment on this earthly journey, leading gloriously toward an end where the New Day will begin only to continue forever.

Blessed day.

Dianna Mendez on January 11, 2017:

Wonderful poem to inspire us through 2017. Yes, today will soon be yesterday -- it reminds me to make the most of today. God bless you through the New Year!

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 11, 2017:

Hi Missy, at times I have been accused of procrastinating myself. When certain things appear to hard it is easier to immerse yourself in more pleasant or easier activities. I need a prompt to get out of that now and then. It is difficult with kids, and especially as a single mother so I know where you are coming from. One of my excuses for not doing certain things like travel, was "We'll wait until the kids are older, or leave home etc." then other things happen that prevent you doing it. We are determined to be more proactive this year and do a lot of things we have been putting off. Yes, you have to have faith, and motivation. I hope this poem helped.

Missy Smith from Florida on January 11, 2017:

This is a very nice poem to drive us all into this new year. I always hated to procrastinate, so I somewhat agree with that exclamation that those types suck. However, lately I find myself doing just that when it comes to certain things in my life. Not because I want to put things off; It seems I am finding it hard to grasp time to do everything. My things come last. I'm alright with that, I know my children will only be children for just a little while.

Your poems are always good to give a push to guide people out of slumps they may be in. I got to hang onto Faith!! Thanks Jodah!

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 11, 2017:

Thank you, Jo. Have a great day.

Jo Miller from Tennessee on January 11, 2017:

I love the sentiments expressed here. A great way to start my day.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 09, 2017:

I am glad that this acted as a prompt to you Nadine. Thank you for your generous words.

Nadine May from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on January 08, 2017:

As always your poems are uplifting and wise. I will text to my children to see what they are up today.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 08, 2017:

My pleasure, Alicia. It is a good reminder for me too.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on January 08, 2017:

You've shared some good advice, John. Thank you!

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 08, 2017:

Yes, Dana. Some people seemed to be fearful of life and never make the most of it. You have to break out of those bars and enjoy the time you have.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 08, 2017:

MsDora, it isn't always easy to stay positive year round, but we have to try. Thanks for reading.

Dana Tate from LOS ANGELES on January 08, 2017:

Don't let life become your bars" I love that. Don't allow the fear of life to imprison you" A perfect hub for the New Year.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on January 08, 2017:

Great positive ideas and they rhyme too. Good for regular read throughout the year!

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 08, 2017:

Yes, Review Wizard. It sure is. Thank you for commenting.

Review Wizard on January 08, 2017:

This is what is living with head held high...

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 08, 2017:

Much appreciated SAQIB. Bless you too.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 08, 2017:

Thanks, Bill. Yes, it could be a bumpy ride under President Trump so hold on tight and just hope for the best.

SAQIB from HYDERABAD PAKISTAN on January 08, 2017:

Think positive, be confident,

Cut pessimisms ties.

Be an optimist in all you do,

Because everybody dies.

Wonderful short meaningful lines. Stay blessed

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 08, 2017:

Thank you for the generous comment, Sakina. Glad you found this poem worthy.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 08, 2017:

Great inspirational poem, John! All I could think of was the new day coming of President Trump.....I guess I'd better buckle my seat belt and get ready for a bumpy ride. :)

Sakina Nasir from Kuwait on January 08, 2017:

Wow! Lovely poem. Inspirational and touching. :)

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 08, 2017:

Thanks, Chris. My wife has encouraged me to start doing more with our lives and making the most of the time we are given. We have certainly started the New Year that way.

Chris Mills from Traverse City, MI on January 08, 2017:

Yes, life as it should be lived. My wife was my best example of how to live and get the most out of each day. Thanks John. Great, inspirational poem.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 08, 2017:

Thank you, Vellur. I hoped this poem would be both of those things.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on January 08, 2017:

Great poem with an important lesson. Positive and uplifting.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 08, 2017:

Thanks for the great comment, Venkat. Glad you enjoyed the message of the poem and videos. May each day be great for you too.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 08, 2017:

Exactly Clive. That's what I'm aiming for.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 08, 2017:

Thanks for reading and commenting Chitrangada. Yes, it is a reminder for me as much as anyone.

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on January 07, 2017:

Beautiful and wonderful! Enjoyed the poem and the videos also. Thank you, John, for this wonderful message. Wish you a Happy New Year and a new dawn each day.

Clive Williams from Jamaica on January 07, 2017:

Nice Poem Jodah. Yes a new day, a new year and new success.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on January 07, 2017:

How true and so inspirational! The facts of life told in a beautiful and poetic way.

Everyone needs to be reminded about these truths of life everyday.

Thanks for sharing and the reminder too!

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 07, 2017:

Glad you enjoyed this, Nadine. Thanks for the generous comment and I wish you a wonderful New Year also.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 07, 2017:

I am glad I wrote this when you needed it, Surabhi. I am glad you have learnt that valuable lesson. Have a great year.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 07, 2017:

Thank you, Larry. Much appreciated.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 07, 2017:

Thank you for reading and for the kind comment, Lori.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 07, 2017:

You said it Linda. It is no good looking back. That's been and gone.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 07, 2017:

Thanks for your kind comment, Glennis. I always try to slip a Seekers song in if I can.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 07, 2017:

Thank you, Marlene. I have found that you can't just sit back and rely on change, you have to actually seek to make your own luck.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 07, 2017:

Yes, Ruby, with the New Year just beginning it is time to start afresh and look ahead with confidence for what is in store.

Nadine May from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on January 07, 2017:

This was truly a lovely poetry post to read just before going to bed. Many thanks John and a Happy New Year to you and your family

Surabhi Kaura on January 07, 2017:

This was so healing for me, and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, Jodah. I have finally learned to let go; things that are beyond our control. I now appreciate each and every moment with a gratitude-breath.

Larry Rankin from Oklahoma on January 07, 2017:

Well written.

Lori Colbo from United States on January 07, 2017:

Wonderful advice in a beautiful poem.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on January 07, 2017:

John, what a wonderful, positive message to begin this New Year. There's no point in looking back--you aren't there anymore.

Glen Rix from UK on January 07, 2017:

Great advice in poetic form and a blast from the past with the Seekers. What more could your readers ask for at the start of 2017?

Marlene Bertrand from USA on January 07, 2017:

"And make your own good luck." I like that final line. A very inspirational poem.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on January 07, 2017:

Each day is a new day and your reminder in poetic fashion comes at a time of year when we look ahead to a brighter tomorrow. Well done!

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 07, 2017:

Thank you for reading and your generous comment, Tim. Hope the day ahead goes wonderfully for you.

Tim Mitchell from Escondido, CA on January 07, 2017:

Awesome and thanks for leading me onto my journey this morning heading into today :-)