Poet's Corner

Make believe

I used to believe in heroes and villains
that the good would triumph if they were willing
to sacrifice everything except what made them good
in the first place.

That there were people beyond redemption
that evil aliens would come from the stars but we’d send them packing
even though we were technologically lacking
that demons were after my soul.

Nowadays I realise corporations want my soul
as well as money
I realise that it’s not as simple as good and evil
the lines are blurred
and good can be just a word.
that guns are not as dangerous as the people behind them
and wounds are hard to heal and stem the flow of blood
that good does not always triumph
even with ultimate sacrifice.
That evil is live backwards
that devil is lived backwards
and that maybe is god is a good dog.

A man understands the boy is gone
and childhood notions
are too
or does he?
does he see the enemy still as evil?
and him good as he fires the bullet to kill
the enemy soldier.
Maybe its better to be blind deaf dumb and ignorant
there is quote that if you want to see the devil look in mirror
but maybe we can be more positive than that
maybe we can say that love goes beyond right and beyond wrong.
that we can love our fellow man for all his failings
and send forgiveness and redemption out in fear hatred and tragedies place
can make mankind strong and united for the first time ever?

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.