Poet's Corner

I am no angel

Who am I to judge you,
I am no Angel,
I have made mistakes,
I have manipulated those around me to get my own way, and felt good about it.
That doesn’t make me a bad person, it makes me real!
Who am I to judge you,
I am no Angel,
I’ve told a lie to resolve a situation or save someone’s feelings, it’s not the best way to go about things, but Im no Angel, I didn’t claim to be one.
I couldn’t judge you, I haven’t experienced what you have, of course I am not you! But I am real.
Did you judge me at the start, because I told a lie or manipulated a situation?
I am me, I do good, I help others when I can with my ears and my heart, but never my opinions, who am I to judge?
I am comfortable & confident with me, I can’t gift you that, but I can help you find it, in yourself.
Just bare in mind, I am no Angel – No one is perfect!

Sent in by a poet who wishes to remain anonymous

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.