Poet's Corner

Crazy to live

Crazy to live
In the current trends
crazy to watch other people’s lives end
mad to be free
and crazy to be attached
equally crazy to be balanced and matched
in an unbalanced world
crazy to be a boy or a girl
suffering born out of histories obsession
the Great Depression
the carnival of chaos procession
We have to live in the present moment
or dissolve in the sea of past like salt
Or awake in the future with a jolt
we revolve around a star pushing out radiation
on our rock, our earth with no indication
of why we are hear
Madness gives birth to our meaning
abstract thoughts
catch and are caught in our mind’s eye
Careful we drawn in by pretty lies
in life’s illustration.
Life is a microcosm of mad sensations.

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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.