Poet's Corner


You find a key
and pick it up
there is no door
it seems you’re out of luck.

How many doors have lost their keys
you wonder as you drift off to
sleep that night.
In your dream there are many doors and keys
one for heaven
one for hell
or maybe one for here as well.
How many doors through which you have walked?
seeking answers
seeking places and more importantly people
answers to questions.
The locked door is question mysterious and elusive
only unlocking it would find an answer conclusive
what treasures troves would you find
if you had the keys to minds
what riddles would you solve?

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.