Poet's Corner

Collapsible sentences

My words collapse like deck chairs
they can no longer stand
they are meaningless and they never come out like I planned
they fold up and lay on the floor
like they don’t want to play anymore.

I try to say more to cover my tracks
so people can’t say anything back
or I retract what I’ve just said
leave the sentence I’ve just said for dead
but still I can never talk wise
but that is no surprise to all who know me
maybe one day,
I’ll actually say what I mean
I can still dream of that day
when my words don’t collapse
but for now time and time again I know I’ll relapse.

By Daniel 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.