Poet's Corner

I held you like a diamond in my hands

I held you like a diamond in my hands
but you were sharp and cut me
and still I held you close even more
I would not be parted.

I bled and my hands were sore
but I wanted you to be close
you were so lovely and full of value in other-
people’s eyes
but my eyes were sore from tears
and the sighs from my lungs had grown heavy.

I had to let you go
I dropped you and you were gone
but I began to heal
from now on I’ll have to survive on my own
and learn once more how to feel free
because to possess you was not enough
and love is sometimes tough on lovers
sometimes we have to let go
of loved ones we know who cannot love us truly
but one day they might learn of love they spurned
that was true and given freely. 

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.