Poet's Corner

Changes by Angela

Over the past few years

My life has changed gear;

I’ve moved on to new pastures,

And found time going much faster

Than ever before –

Hurtling onwards, like a meteor.

My life has changed pace;

Many new challenges, I have faced;

I’ve had to be brave,

And surf wave after wave;

I’ve done different things,

Which have made my soul sing;

I’ve had to break down walls:

Take the knocks and the falls,

But I’ve got up again,

Despite feeling such pain.

New interests, I have discovered;

An inner strength, I have uncovered.

New skills, I have acquired,

And this has fired

Me up to want to learn more,

And open new doors,

Through which, I can discover new places,

And meet many new faces.

My confidence is growing,

And, inside, my heart is glowing

With a real sense of pride –

I’m really rather enjoying the ride.

Many things, I have achieved:

Many things which I wouldn’t have believed

That I could do –

But it’s true!

The rhythm of life is constantly changing;

It never stands still; it’s always rearranging.

Every day, new hurdles are appearing,

And imaginary alarm bells, I am hearing,

But to fight or take flight, I can choose –

It’s up to me whether I win or lose.

But, for now, I’m happy to go with the flow:

Be bold, be brave, and be part of the show.

By Angela Wybrow


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.