Poet's Corner

If I was a superhero

I am a nightmare in blue pants.
I do my little dance.
Then beat you.
On cue.
Cause I am a super hero.
Super I said not superzero.
Superman’s got nothing on me.
I can do all he can times three.
Super villains can’t pay the fee.
They just can’t get rid of me.
I am faster than the speed of light.
So watch or I’ll give you a fright.
My game is tight.
My hair is white.
Bullets bounce of my torso.
Governments want me on death row.
Cause they’re scared I might take over.
I have luck like a four leaf clover.
Save today I’ve saved tomorrow.
Saved people from their sorrow.
No need to ask just borrow.
My skills for a day.
I need no pay.
There is no way I’d let you down.
Even if I was a super clown.
I ‘d find a way to bring baddies down.
There’s no mountain too high.
No way I’d ever sigh.
Cause I am super happy.
Sometime my cloak becomes flappy.
But do I get depressed nah.
Well bah.
My pants being too tight.
And my clothes being bleached white.
So this is who I’d be if I was a superhero. 

By Daniel Hooks


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.