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.


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.