Poet's Corner

Marmite Man

Like chalk and cheese
my words are either cheesy or clever
I split the room
the divide I sever.
I either ascend or I sky dive
nose dive into a drink
make you think
or put you off.
Cough cough wheeze
rush off and leave
or sit with bated breath
Or wish that you had left
but couldn’t be arsed.

I am loyal
good foil
For people
I am good not evil
sickly but not always sweet
salty but not always a treat
dark never light.
You’ll find me philosophising
often hiding is the best trick
Cause you’ll find me unobservant
to my surroundings
confounding to the outside world.
I maybe marmite man
but I don’t like my own taste
the people who like me are unfazed
They like me
all the sad me
But I’ll never be tamed…

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.