Poet's Corner

Enough is Enough

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Pieces of heroism hide behind this heart
only small but sometimes they come to the surface
like when I see someone being told they are worthless
or being bullied by the so called bigger or better.

Being a hero is standing up for what you believe
believing you can achieve in the face of negative criticism, ridicule and cynicism
being a hero is speaking out when you see something happening which is wrong
having the strength to be strong in the face of fear.

We can all be heroes, we just believe we are zeroes
with nothing to offer
bystanders to injustice.

No matter how small or old you are
you don’t have to suffer in silence
you don’t have to use violence
you just have to stand up for what you believe
and say…….



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.