Poet's Corner


I loved you then I lost you
You broke my heart in two
When you walked right out of my life
I didn’t know what to do

I loved you from the very start
And hoped that we would never part
Your caring, tender, loving ways
Mean more to me than any words can say

I miss you so much my darling
The days they seem so long
Photos and letters remind me of you
I listen continuously to ” our song “

But then tonight you phoned me
And asked me to forgive
Of course I will my darling
It is for you I live

The tears are flooding down my face
My pulse is again beginning to race
I love you Darling with all my heart
And pray that never again will we part.

By Carole Payne

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.