Poet's Corner

I am a man who cares

I am not the answer
to your prayers
but a man who cares
is worth more than any acquaintance’s blank stare
it’s worth more than the fakery of an acquired smile
than any piece of clothing diamond studded
than all the tea in China cup you can drink.

I am worth more than an expensive meal.
A steal compared to people who rip you to shreds behind your back
a anti depressant without taking a pill
a person who will care for you when you are ill
and yet I am judged like a book with a cover that doesn’t stand out
you won’t even pick me up off the shelf
my life has high mountain highs
and precipice lows
and still you won’t ask how’s my day been
cause your caught up in your own life
we’ve got two ears to listen to one mouth
that’s an equation worth remembering
as my tears go south down my face
as I get lost in life’s rat race
and lose my heart
like so many have before
So please knock on my door
give me a bell
we all exist in our fragile shells
I could be your friend…

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.