Poet's Corner

I am not the last Jedi

I am not the last Jedi

not a dead eye sharp shooter

not a starship trooper

or a mercenary looter

I am not a fearless leader

My heart bleeds 

and I fight with an enemy a silent killer

not carbon monoxide 

but my own mental health demons

I am a hero in my own unkind mind

and everyday I struggle

I am not Harry Potter

maybe people see me as a muggle

but I take my demons to task

Sometime you have to ask 

for help…

by Dan Hooks AKA Alienpoet

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.