Never Let A Chance Go By ~ John Hansen

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  1. Brenda Arledge profile image80
    Brenda Arledgeposted 2 years ago

    Don't Miss this inspirational collection of poems on Chance written by John Hansen.

    He takes us by the hand and shows us the true meaning of taking a chance.

    https://hubpages.com/literature/Never-L … -Encourage

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image90
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hello John!
      Excellent response to the word prompt, Chance. I found it motivating, with words of wisdom, weaved within each line of your well crafted poems. So true, that we should be able to come out of our comfort zones, and take chances.
      Thank you for sharing this wonderful post.
      Thank you Brenda, for sharing John’s excellent work.

      1. Jodah profile image92
        Jodahposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Chitrangada, thank you as always for reading and commenting on my writing. I am glad you found these poems motivating and well-crafted. I need to heed my own advice about getting out of my comfort zone.

      2. Brenda Arledge profile image80
        Brenda Arledgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        You are quite welcome Chitrangada.

  2. Brenda Arledge profile image80
    Brenda Arledgeposted 2 years ago

    Thank you  John for This inspiring   introduction.

    There are times life calls out for us to take a chance.

    Excellent video choice ~ Celine  dion.

    You're dumb take your chances fills our heart with inspiration.

    It's hard sometimes to break away from the normal routine that we've come to know, comma but sometimes it's just what we need to do.

    Great advice.

    You're acrostic Poem chance ~  Totally grasp just what it is to take a chance.

    Every moment could be gone and one fleeting instance.. We need to grasp the chance if we want to take it.

    John I love your poem living on the Volcano.

    It truly tells how most of us feel.  Sometimes it's easier to stay where we are hoping not to rock the boat.

    Sometimes chances aren't what we think they're going to be and we end up drowning in them

    Trying to stay safe. hopefully it will go well.

    Great quote:

    You can't go through life protecting yourself from everything. You have to take chances. Because if you don't, then you may as well not be living.
    — Unknown

    All your videos were great.  Daughtry ~ One last chance is a good song too.

    All your poems were excellent thanks for sharing them with us.

    I'll post the link in the word prompt article.

  3. ravirajan01 profile image95
    ravirajan01posted 2 years ago

    Wonderful John.I like the way in which you were able to motivate and weave in inspiring messages within your words. A lovely response to Brenda's challenge.

    THanks, Brenda for sharing.

    1. Jodah profile image92
      Jodahposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for reading and for the kind words, Ravi. Much appreciated.

  4. Jodah profile image92
    Jodahposted 2 years ago

    Brenda, thank you for reading and for the initial prompt. "Chance" was certainly a good word. Glad you liked these poems, as well as the videos. Also, thank you for sharing the link.

    1. surovi99 profile image84
      surovi99posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      This was superb poetry with great videos and quotes. I loved all of it. Definitely think it is an excellent response to Brenda's prompt, "Chance."Thanks for sharing.

      Thank you, Brenda, for sharing John's work.

    2. Brenda Arledge profile image80
      Brenda Arledgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      John. .
      Sorry about that word dumb.

      That was supposed to be poem.

      So much for voice recordings.

      Happy Easter.

      1. Jodah profile image92
        Jodahposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I wondered about that lol. All good though. Happy Easter.

  5. Jodah profile image92
    Jodahposted 2 years ago

    Hello Rosina. Thank you for your generous comment. I am glad you enjoyed the entire article...poems, videos and quotes.

  6. MsDora profile image94
    MsDoraposted 2 years ago

    John's poems are relevant for me. I'm more prone to take chances now that I'm older. John's words have  inspired me to welcome a challenge, to embrace change. Plus, the lines are so easy to read. Thanks, John. Thanks Brenda.

    1. Jodah profile image92
      Jodahposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hello MsDora, I am happy that you find my poems relevant and that they inspire you to welcome change. I too probably welcome change more now than I once did, a lot of it due to my wife's encouragement. Blessings to you.

  7. Pamela99 profile image89
    Pamela99posted 2 years ago

    Your poems are excellent John. You tackle taking chances in different ways, which makes your poems very interesting.

    It is easier not to take a chance sometimes but you were right about maybe taking regret to our graves. I enjoyed all you quotes and the Celine Dion video as well.

    Thanks for posting John's poems Brenda.

    1. Jodah profile image92
      Jodahposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Pamela, I am pleased that you found these poems interesting, and enjoyed the quotes and Celine Dion video.

  8. Venkatachari M profile image84
    Venkatachari Mposted 2 years ago

    Well done, John!

    Nice weaving of poems on the word prompt "chance". All the poems in this post give some good messages to people on taking or not taking chances. It involves some risk, but taking risks may give some satisfaction to our soul that we tried all our available means to better our lives.

    Thank you Brenda for sharing it.

  9. Jodah profile image92
    Jodahposted 2 years ago

    Thank you, Venkatachari. It is always a pleasure to have you read my poetry. Thanks for the generous comment.

  10. Misbah786 profile image84
    Misbah786posted 2 years ago

    Such a lovely and inspiring response to Brenda's word prompt, 'Chance.' John, I always love reading your poems. All of the poems, quotes, and videos were excellent. I also shared the link to your hub with my brother and a few of my friends. My brother enjoyed reading your poems as well. He especially loved the first one. I enjoyed all of your poems but the last poem, 'Living on the Volcano,' was so profound and exquisite. Thank you for taking the time to share your wise and inspiring words with us in the form of beautiful poems..

    Bredz, thanks for sharing John's beautiful poems

    Happy Easter and many Blessings to both of you.

    1. Jodah profile image92
      Jodahposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Oh Misbah, you are just too kind. Thank you for sharing my poems with your brother and some of your friends. I am happy that he enjoyed them, especially the first, and you liked “Living on the Volcano.” It is my favourite too. Thank you for the Easter blessing, and blessings back at you.

  11. vidsagster profile image85
    vidsagsterposted 2 years ago

    Beautiful, inspiring poems John. A great response to Brenda's word prompt. I enjoyed reading them all. Its true, we only have one life and if we don't take chances we will never enjoy it. I loved the Celine  dion video, the images and the quotes. Thanks for sharing Brenda.

    1. Jodah profile image92
      Jodahposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Vidya. I am pleased that you found this poetry inspiring, and that you enjoyed the Celine Dion video and quotes. Thank you.

  12. Carb Diva profile image95
    Carb Divaposted 2 years ago

    John, what a wonderful, positive approach to "chance." Thank you for your inspirational words.

    1. Jodah profile image92
      Jodahposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Linda. Thank you so much. I always try to stay positive, and if my words can inspire I have done my job. Take care.

  13. AliciaC profile image94
    AliciaCposted 2 years ago

    Thank you for the encouraging and inspirational article, John. I think it may make many people contemplate the path that they are taking through life.

    1. Jodah profile image92
      Jodahposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Linda, I really appreciate your comment. I’d like to think what I write can encourage people to contemplate their path in life.

  14. Peggy W profile image96
    Peggy Wposted 2 years ago

    Living on or near a volcano is the epitome of living with taking chances.  Pompeii comes to mind.  Thanks Brenda for sharing John's excellent poetry with us.  Many people rely upon your word prompts each week for inspiration.

    1. Jodah profile image92
      Jodahposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Peg, yes you can’t get much riskier than living near an active volcano. I am glad you enjoyed these poems. Yes, I certainly rely on Brenda’s word prompts for inspiration.

  15. Vellur profile image95
    Vellurposted 2 years ago

    An excellent response to Brenda's word prompt. Life is all about taking chances and we will never know until we try. I enjoyed reading your well-crafted rhyming poems as always.

    1. Jodah profile image92
      Jodahposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for reading my poems in response to Brenda’s latest challenge, Vidya. I appreciate your kind comment.

  16. Eurofile profile image98
    Eurofileposted 2 years ago

    Thank you for sharing this, Brenda. I always enjoy reading John's poetry. Once again he has risen to the challenge to produce three quality poems. I especially appreciate the difference in tone between the first upbeat poem and the third. As always there is an injection of humour. The one who wants to play it safe is actually in a very dangerous place, on a volcano.

  17. Jodah profile image92
    Jodahposted 2 years ago

    Hey Liz, great to know you enjoy my poetry, and appreciate the different tone and touch of humour. Thank you for reading and commenting.

  18. aesta1 profile image91
    aesta1posted 22 months ago

    Thank you, John, for always bringing hope. Your articles speak so much of you as a person.

    1. Jodah profile image92
      Jodahposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Aww Mary, you are too kind. We need to always have hope in everything we attempt and do in life.

  19. PurvisBobbi44 profile image91
    PurvisBobbi44posted 22 months ago

    Hi John,

    What a journey of chance one takes in just living life. Chances are in full force in my world, and I am that country girl that has taken her share.

    Thanks, for the pleasure of reading another poem by you. Well done.

    Until I read another,
    Bobbi Purvis

    1. Jodah profile image92
      Jodahposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Bobbi, yes, life is full of chances and we have to decide whether to take them or not. Often it is worth the risk. Thank you for reading my poetry. I always greatly appreciate it.

  20. Farah N Huq profile image83
    Farah N Huqposted 22 months ago

    Beautiful poems there. I believe so too. No good chance should be thrown away. Change might make us feel uncomfortable but not trying it might become a life-long regret. Loved the poems. Blessings to you and thank you, Brenda, for sharing.

  21. Jodah profile image92
    Jodahposted 22 months ago

    Thank you for reading these poems, Farah. We always tend to regret the chances we don’t take. I always appreciate your comments. Blessings.

 
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