Poet's Corner

A Housewife’s prayer

Dirty dishes in the sink,
Wish they would disappear in a blink,
Washing is piled up oh so high,
It could easily reach the sky,
Ironing is just the same.
The dog has chewed my husbands slipper,
And the cat has stolen his teatime kipper,
The mantle shelf is thick with dust,
Under the dining chair lies a half eaten crust.
Why is life such a terrible game?
There’s papers strewn all over the table,
I’ll tidy them when I feel able,
The children’s toys are littering the floor,
I really don’t think I can take any more,
The telephone is constantly ringing,
My little boy just won’t stop singing,
The rubbish bin is overflowing,.
My mountain of work just keeps on growing,
Today’s a bad day. I’m in a stress,
That’s why I am yelling,


(c) Elwyn Bull 2007.

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.