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In memory of David Bass

In memory of David bass

This poem was written in memory of an old friend I lost early on this year, tragically his wife died a few weeks later.

A spritely old man who cared deeply.
Old maybe in years but young at heart
and yet wise
for he knew that we all hide behind some degree of lies
or a forgotten story lost in our mind’s eyes
we sat talked and prayed for better days
he was sometimes lost in a spiritual haze.
He said I had come a long way when I prayed for others
he was my spiritual brother no matter the gap in years
and the tears fall for remembering how fragile he was at the end
but old age gets us all and I cannot pretend
that it doesn’t hurt
but in heaven we trust
where we will meet again
and there will be no more pain.


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.