Poet's Corner

Love like a fighter who never wins?

Like a fighter who never wins
I get back into the ring
Just to stand for one thing
Yes my version of love might be a page torn from a magazine
but I can still dream
romance isn’t my dance
but hell yeah I do it anyway
my head bopping to the beat
I just won’t take a seat
or give up
the truth is hard to take
that my glass heart breaks every time
I try to get close to a woman I love the most
people say give up
just settle
but I grasp the nettle
show my mettle
because I believe in love.
A cheesy line
written on a page
but what choice do I have

Love the thing we hold most precious
not perfection
it’s one thing I can’t shake
see I have a soft spot for the women I have loved
and have lost.
I may cross the street to avoid them
but I feel my scarred heart beating
in their wake
I may think for goodness sake
in my mind
logic should take over
it’s not over
for me.
See fact or fiction
affliction to addiction
I need that pain
that burning flame
It’s what makes me human
If I could say I am happy lonely
I would be either fully damaged
ravaged by emotional pain
or narcissistic to the point where it couldn’t be realistic
and my humanity would be gone.
My strength is love
without it I can’t be strong
so my heart bleeds on.

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.