Poet's Corner

In this life

In his life the politicians are dragons
They hide in the craggy dark mountainous expanse
of their own words
They watch from afar with their wolves
The police who break open the doors
Of sorry criminals
Who were victims of their circumstances

Bankers are demons that give no freedom
To the debt ridden workers who are their slaves
The workers break their backs just to save
Or even pay their way

The priests are prophets of doom
They give us a guilt ridden hiding with their words
Before we get to our tombs

The anarchists the ones who don’t follow
are the people locked away in insane asylums
their truth to hard to swallow.

While the monsters run the show.
Life was not meant to be like this
In Babylon where we seek salvation but always miss.

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.