Poet's Corner

Different but the same

We are all different but the same.
We all like playing this life game.
We all came from our mothers womb
we will all end up in a tomb.
We all have the same emotions.
We all show someone devotion.
But we have different faces.
We all come from different races.
We all have different ideas.
We all have different fears.
We are all different but the same.
We all have different names.
Some of us are old.
Some of us can’t stand the cold.
All of us have strengths.
Yet some go to great lengths-
To hide them away.
Our favourite word is o.k
We all show love in different ways.
We’d rather not work if we can play.
Some of us want to find a home where we can stay.
Some of us presume to know it all.
Some of us will fall a great fall.
We are all different but the same.
We don’t know from where life came-
But we wonder all the same.
We also wonder when will it all end.
For some of us it drives us around the bend.

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.