Poet's Corner

His poison ( for promotion of alcohol awareness week)

Alcohol Awareness week starts on the 13th of November Inclusion are running various events including an open mic and talks at their hub around Alcohol awareness they are opposite the post office in bridge street, above Kathmandu shop the door to the left of their store.
Inclusion’s Address in Andover is

51 Bridge Street
SP10 1BG
Phone Number
0300 124 0103 option 8

This is my poem about Alcohol dependency

His Poison – Poem by Daniel Hooks
AKA Alienpoet on Facebook

I stay alive by the thinnest of threads
my friends have all left me as though I was dead
my only friend is the bottle from which I drink
blessed amnesia from reality I think
I used to be Jack the lad getting drunk at parties
going out with girls and being arty
but that all finished years ago
and the pain of loss does show
in the tears in my eyes.

But the alcohol numbs the pain, gives me back the lies
that I could be that man again
before the rot set in
before I flunked my art degree
and my girl left me.

I know I am half the man I used to be
and the alcohol is a poison and not a cure
but the lure
of the booze
means that I lose the battle
against drinking again
and succumb to my senses being numbed
sometimes I can go for weeks without touching a drop
but then depression sets in
and I drop to my knees
crying Lord please!
but there is no answer
so I look to the corner shop
I tell myself I’ll only have a drop
but in the end I drink more than enough
in the ends it’s tough
it’s who I am
that’s to blame
I sit in my shame
drunk unto oblivion
and finished the night blitzed.

If you want to know more about Inclusion
This their website Inclusion Andover

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.