Poet's Corner


I have memories of a gorgeous life

Filled with excited energy.

I tiredly tumbled down rocks and hill,

It was a fun winding maze.

Like a trickling tap on full power,

I fell, crashing into smooth rocks.

The birds cheered me on,

And the animals bowed to me majestically.

As I reached my destination,

I relaxed and claimed my lily-pad trophies.

The fresh fluorescent flowers awoke mu nostrils,

The landscape awoke my eyes.

I knew that that was the perfect life

As queen of nature,

Guarded by lofty lanky soldiers,

But that life was over.

Factories grew,

Making me smaller, and left me cowering in colossal shadows.

Like ill giants,

They vomited their chimicals into me.

People come and help me if you wish,

I am your legacy.

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I am clogged with rubbish, 

And I reduced to a dribble of filth,

Behind the derelict factories.

You are my only hope, now or never!

About the author

Dan Hooks

Hi there my name is Dan Hooks and I am a poet.

My poetry has many diverse themes from madness to the mundane, from fantasy and fable to philosophical and the darkness of reality (whatever that is).

I have been writing since I was 18 and have inspired other artists such as Benjamin Heine who created an piece of art work called”filled with fire” from my poem called “Freedom”. That poem was inspired from a quote from Nelson Mandela saying “we are free to be free”. Writing I find is a collaborative process.

I have also written other poems which have been used in language courses in America, Canada and Australia. One of which is called “poem on identity” and the other one is “Antithesis”.

I have a soundcloud account in which I post poems to music and my spoken word pieces. I find spreading my work on various social media platforms really useful for presenting my work.

I am also fond of travelling and have climbed Mount Fuji in Japan visited Finland skied in both USA in keystone Colorado and Whistler in Canada. I find perspective can be found in travelling to other countries and it also helps you appreciate other cultures as well your own.