Poet's Corner

Affirmation for growth

If you give me love
I will give you friendship
if you give me respect
I will be your mirror
if you forgive my faults
I will catapult my soul towards you
if you treat me with compassion 
I will fight for you
If you trust me I will grasp your hand
and I will understand
if you give me your time 
I will reveal my secrets
if your kindness reaches my heart
I will repay with honesty 
all the lucky penny’s you wished
when flicking them down the well.

By Dan Hooks AKA alienpoet


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.