Poet's Corner



The greatest virtue so they say
I have seen it used as an excuse
and it won’t go away
when the victim goes back to their abuser
their children are the losers.
When they asked why they love them they don’t know why
they even start to cry.
I was given a diagram the drama triangle
we all play the victim, the persecutor, the saviour at some point
but love is the fuel for the fire
what people don’t notice is love sits close to fear
I want to keep you here
don’t go stay I am so lonely
I don’t want to lose you, you are my one and only.
How many times have we heard these phrases said
love is close to fear its the thread.
It stitches hearts together
tethers us together forever.
My parents stayed together not just for Christian duty
but for selfish love I live with their legacy.
The mess that they made
and still I yearn, I burn for love
for perfect love
for we all know how good that would feel
but let’s be real
The stakes are high!

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.