Poet's Corner

In a rainbow

In the rainbow we shared

Was a love note

We smote the dragon I once was

Left him falling 

But he came back and burnt our children’s homes

Sticks and stones

All the hurtful words said

How I wish they were dead

But they haunt my head

I d like to change them but I am stuck with them

They’ve come back to poison me

And everything I do

But in the rainbow was a love note

From you it filled me with hope

That we can salvage something 

From the wreckage

Or will the rainbow fall aswell?

By Daniel Hooks

AKA Alienpoet

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.