Poet's Corner

Got a throwaway bible

Got a throwaway Bible

Got a morality from a collection of friends suggestions

Got an invitation to the afterlife

the great beyond

but the ticket say invalid

Got red cheeks but my face still looks pallid

Got incense

Got burners

But my spirituality sticker still says learner

Got Tibetan book of living and dying

But I am still crying

Cause I cannot swallow or ingest the knowledge into my life

Got a conversation with God

All I do is talk all day but never listen

What am I missing?

Got a purpose driven life

But my life is a car crash

A mad dash from the accident scene

Got a dream

I have a dream

I have a dream

That has long since become a scream

Got a two bit knowledge

Went to college and failed

Know the knowledge has gone stale

Got money in the bank

Got a deodorant that stank

Sorry that stinks

(Bad English)

got a mate that drinks

got a mind that thinks too much

got mental illness

and pessimism is my crutch

got many things

and more but still I can’t score

but least I’ve got friends

and a life!


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.