Poet's Corner

It feels like a hundred years

It feels like a hundred years
since I darkened your door
the love we were given turned to fear
I can’t open my jaw
to speak
I know I still love you
but we are still at war
and the peace treaty is a long road
I would turn the clock back to when the war started
the day I gave away all hope
of it being repaired
this is our a Hundred Years’ War
and there are many more years to go
and I know it can’t be sorted with a kiss…

by Dan Hooks AKA alienpoet

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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.