Poet's Corner

Midnight on Mars

In the land of forever night
where all the clocks stopped at midnight.
Were the ghosts of hundreds of thousands graves
whose bodies were enslaved
by a spirit who possessed them all
in the time of the fall.

The spirit gained their souls by contract
there bodies dead but in tact
raised by a nightmarish magic
to walk the mars once more.

In the cold air
the living built a wall of fire round the last city.
they built an escape rocket to send their people to safety
but still the ghosts of Mars
look with empty eye sockets at the stars.

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.