Poet's Corner

Is this madness? ( poem for world mental health day)

I am bananas in bunches
I’ve been out to several lunches
I am nuts coconuts and peanuts
A man living alone in mud huts
A few sandwiches short in my picnic
(why do people always nit-pick)
My head sometimes crashes like waves
It seems to want to misbehave
Delusions and confusion don’t just happen to me
I look at the world and I see it to be madder than me
I want clarity not brain disparity
But maybe madness is the only way to live in this reality
Where logic and rules ought to work
But people still want to be jerks
Love, that is the only reality I want to exist
In love I can find the strength to resist!
Resist the madness!

By Daniel Hooks
AKA Alienpoet on Facebook

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.