Poet's Corner

In a wasteland of words

In a wasteland of words
in the sky haiku’s fly like birds
Cliches dart and prey on our imagination
Speeches capture our minds with rhetorical sensation
lost in the wilderness are poems and poetry
Which grow through the rubbish of the mounds of paper
like trees bearing fruit
the root of all words are thoughts
We are seeking to be heard our words caught
in people’s ears
but the seeds of sorrow
grow into Venus fly traps and catch our daydreams in sorrow
if we could see the ripples we cause across the lakes of existence
our actions would flow through us without resistance
we are the words we write and say
and they echo in eternity and stay
with the people we know and have known
they will never leave us alone.

By Daniel Hooks AKA Alienpoet on Facebook
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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.