Poet's Corner

Losing weight 1 by Elwyn

Really and truly I do hate,
For my body to be overweight,
I would actually love to be slim,
Into a size ten my frame to skim.

My diet surely must begin,
By putting the biccies in the bin,
And to help lose this weight,
I’d better use a smaller plate.

To be rid of all the pounds and ounces,
I will do some jumps and bounces,
These should help improve my figure,
Although I might look just like Tigger.

I realise it will take more than a term,
For my physique to become slender and firm,
But in time I WILL be thinner.
Then you will definitely see a winner.

(c) Elwyn Bull. 2006.

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.