Poet's Corner

I am the fly in your ointment

I am the fly in your ointment
the dis in your disappointment
the tick that burrows in under your skin
the joke that wears thin
the last laugh you didn’t have
a luke warm bath.

The dirt under your finger nails
the wind that rips your sails
the mirror you broke
the fumes with which you choke.

A split in your tea bag
an annoying over talking wag
a cock crowing at dawn when you wanted to sleep in
the game you came close to winning but always lose
the itchy scab the black eye bruise.

The person you love to hate
the train that arrive too late
the buses that come in threes
the girl that is too hard to please.

A finger on the lens of the camera taking the photo
a beautiful woman who is a bit loco!
I am all these things and more
so prey that I never knock on your door!

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.