Poet's Corner

Borrowed Earth

In the dark discarded night
when you wish you still had all your fight.
You rest on a tear stained pillow
outside your house the weeping willow
kisses the river bed
Shedding it leaves
to those who still believe
in the magic of Mother Nature.
We are caught in the rapture
Of our own dreams
which filled our lives with polluted streams
we are jet black and hollow without nature
we are filled with jet black sorrow for our children’s children
who cry for the earth which was borrowed and lent
and never meant to be spoiled
by our digital dreams.

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.