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Where Are They Now? A Poem About Those Who Came Before

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


Commemorating Those Who Came Before

This poem is my attempt to in some way those incredible individuals who in some way shaped our world and made it what it is today.

Without these pioneers, healers, brilliant minds, artists, and even rebels, life as we know it would have been much different. Better or worse, we owe so much to those who came before us.

Where Are They Now?

Where are they now -

the pioneers,

the ones who came before,

the ones who forged a new frontier,

and braved the vast unknown?

Where are they now -

the wise ones,

the ones with brilliant minds,

the ones who changed our thinking

and thought outside the box?

Where are they now -

the caring ones,

the ones who gave their all,

the ones whose lives were selfless

to help impoverished souls?

Chez Guevara

Chez Guevara

Where are they now -

the healers,

the ones who cured the sick,

the ones who cared nothing for praise,

just to rid the world's disease?

Where are they now -

the rebels,

the ones who pushed for change,

the ones who fought for freedom,

to defeat established wrongs?

Where are they now -

the scientists,

the ones who made their mark,

the ones who shaped the world we have,

not knowing what would come?


Where are they now -

the lovers,

the ones who shared their hearts,

the ones who loved their fellow man

and cared nothing for wealth?

Where are they now -

the artists,

the ones who pleased our eyes,

the musicians, painters, dancers

who made us feel alive?

Where are they now -

the writers,

The ones who told their tales,

the ones who helped us all escape

Into another world?

© 2018 John Hansen

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