Poet's Corner


In the lost words of language
in the gaping hordes of time
there stands a hero
he fights with rhyme.

For the pen is mightier than the sword
his words we lean upon.
In the maelstrom in the eye of the storm of silence
his words cascade like a fountain
A tranquil place in a sea of violent words
great big man monsters attack him with verbs
birds peck at his eyes with profanities
and troll him on Facebook.
But he doesn’t care, he barely looks
for his heart is strong as is his soul
and he breathes in air
and exhales poetry.

By Daniel Hooks AKA alienpoet on Facebook

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.