Poet's Corner

New Beginnings

As the old years cards fold
and we are dealt a new hand
when we’d give anything to understand
Fate’s plan.
we have to make as much as we can
Of our lucky stars
and hard work
whether lord or lady or office clerk
we hold the keys to doors unseen
we must follow our dreams
or facilitate the dreams
of our children
and even when
our cards are a bad hand
we can take the odds
and sods
and ask for help
for love is stealth
and it can over come
so don’t be glum
turn over new leaves
Life is better lived
when we move forward and breathe…

By Dan Hooks AKA Alienpoet

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.