I Love Deadlines, Poem by John Hansen

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  1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image91
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months ago

    Please take some time to read this interesting and well crafted poem by John.
    Here is the link
    https://hubpages.com/literature/I-Love-Deadlines-A-Poem

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for sharing this, Chitrangada.

  2. ChitrangadaSharan profile image91
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months ago

    Hello John,
    I liked reading your poem, inspired by the interesting quote.
    I also love deadlines, and you expressed this thought very well.
    It’s challenging to work under pressure, and in most cases the performance is better.
    Thank you for sharing another wonderful poem.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your generous comment, and insights, Chitrangada.

  3. ravirajan01 profile image94
    ravirajan01posted 16 months ago

    Wonderful John. Yes, deadlines give us that adrenalin rush and inspire us to do the impossible, but it is ironic that the word's origin was based on death.

    It was created during the American Civil war, where prisoners were kept in an area of 540 by 260 yards with a railing 20 yards inside it. Any prisoner attempting to cross the railing would be shot dead, hence the word "deadline."

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful poem John.Thanks, Chitrangada, for sharing John's work.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Wow! Thank you for sharing the origins of the word “deadline” Ravi. That gave it a whole new meaning.

    2. ChitrangadaSharan profile image91
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you Raviji for sharing this information! Had no idea about the origin of the word, Deadline!

    3. aesta1 profile image91
      aesta1posted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Interesting to know the origin of the term.

  4. Pamela99 profile image87
    Pamela99posted 16 months ago

    This is a wonderful poem about deadlines, John. Deadlines sometimes help us get moving, and other times that are difficult. I like the way you covered deadlines in your poem.

    I appreciate the history of deadlines, Ravi. Thank you for posting John's poem, Chitrangada.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Pamela, thank you for reading. Yes, I have to admit some deadlines can be rather annoying and difficult to achieve, but most can challenge and inspire us to move forward.

  5. surovi99 profile image82
    surovi99posted 16 months ago

    I really loved your poem about "Deadlines", John. Personally, I have both good and bad experiences of working with deadlines. Many times I worked enjoyably under a deadline but other times it was really pressurizing and draining. But I made it most of the times. Thank you for your poem reminding me about deadlines.

    I love Ravi's explanation of the origin of the word "deadline." Thank you, Chitrangada, for highlighting John's work.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for reading this, Rosina. I am glad you can relate to both the good and bad aspects of deadlines.

  6. Peter Paul P profile image79
    Peter Paul Pposted 16 months ago

    Just read "I Love Deadlines ~ A Poem" and it's a very exhilarating and well-thought-out poem. The rhymes are music to my ears. And I agree, deadlines can be terrifying and revitalizing all at the same time. It's like an adrenaline rush pushing you to a higher capacity. A force that can either break you or make you. Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Peter Paul, thank you for the generous comment about my poem. Yes, I agree, deadlines can certainly be an adrenalin rush and can make or break you. We need to see then as a positive challenge and let them motivate us even more.

  7. Lora Hollings profile image81
    Lora Hollingsposted 16 months ago

    What a witty and wonderful poem, John, you have written about deadlines. I think that we all need deadlines to spur us on and to achieve our goals. I also love the quote on procrastination. That was very funny!

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Hello Lora. I don’t know why I chose deadlines as a topic to write a poem about, but I had fun with it. Glad you enjoyed this too.

  8. Brenda Arledge profile image80
    Brenda Arledgeposted 16 months ago

    Great poem John.
    I love deadlines too.

    There's just a certain energy that flows...it's usually when I write my best work.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Great to have you back, Brenda. I hope your eye is back to normal.
      I agree that deadlines can inspire some of our best work. Maybe it gives an adrenalin rush.

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image80
        Brenda Arledgeposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        John...
        Thanks, but my eye is still healing...seems I'm allergic to the eye drops, but hopefully it will completely heal before long.
        I'm not sure what it is about deadlines, but I've got a few coming up.

  9. aesta1 profile image91
    aesta1posted 16 months ago

    As always, I enjoyed reading John’s poem. Personally, I hate deadlines so I never put deadlines on myself since retirement. However, I have not produced much. I need to put some deadlines on my work life.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Mary. Yes, we need some type of deadlines for our work or we won’t get anything done - at least I won’t.

  10. Peggy W profile image95
    Peggy Wposted 15 months ago

    Thanks Chitrangada for showcasing John's poetic post about meeting deadlines.  They can be inspiring to achieve results when challenged or mandated.  I also enjoyed the quotes he used in his article.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for reading this poem, Peggy. It is satisfying to be able to meet deadlines.

 
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