Poet's Corner

My friend Coga

I had a special friend years ago,
A friend that no one else could ever know,
A little girl who only talked to me,
She was a child that only I could see.

My friend would always listen to my sorrows,
Encouraging me in plans for my tomorrows,
This child would never criticise or tease,
My ego she was always happy to please.

My friend stood by me come what may,
Was always there whenever I wanted to play,
In fact this girl was quite the perfect friend,
But sadly soon this friendship had to end.

One day when coming home from school,
Talking to Coga, which I did as a rule,
I was heard by a local lad,
He laughed at me and I felt bad.

To my special friend I said goodbye
I never spoke to her again. I wonder,
Did I maker her cry?

(c) Elwyn Bull 2007.

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.