Poet's Corner

A letter to future generations who want to change things for the better

I have heard future generations talking about changing the world for better
I like to write them a love letter for being this way
but if you’re a slave to the wage packet you will soon part of machines racket.
Another slave to the way the world is was and will be
nothing changes without pain.
I am telling you in changing the world you will suffer
the world will sell you happiness as an ideal
married with a partner a job and two kids
The world will get in the way.

Life is slavery we were made to serve
soon all manner of distractions will form a net
and although you may have the weight of numbers
the content person slumbers
the only way to change the world is go against the grain
and endure pain after pain
speak out, be the change you want to see
people will still diss you
you might have the words to cause an earthquake
but people still won’t follow you unless they see results
and saving the world is as hard as going through the eye of the needle.

By Daniel Hooks
AKA Alienpoet on Facebook

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.