Poet's Corner

I forgot your birthday excuses

I didn’t send you a message because I thought you’d be too overwhelmed 

your such a popular person I knew messages would come in tons.

I didn’t buy you a cake because I thought you’d have too much sugar today and diabetes is no fun

I didn’t give you any money in your birthday card because I didn’t get paid

I did buy you a present it was delayed

I did buy some candles but I didn’t want you to fret about how many there were.

I didn’t buy you any shots because hangovers are no fun

Didn’t buy you a meal because I know curry’s give you the runs.

I would have hired a clown but I didn’t know whether you had a phobia.

I would have bought you a phone but I know you love your old Nokia.

I would have sorted a DJ out for your party but your neighbours would complain

I would have gone on a picnic with but it would have probably rained.

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.