Poet's Corner

Once in a land faraway part 1

Once in a land far away,
was a woman
she knelt to pray.
she prayed for a child who could be
the key to a new dawn of ages.

The baby was conceived
by union of bodies
by lustful souls.
The scrolls foretold the child would grow to be
a pawn in the game of prophecy.

A peacemaker of the goddess
most high.
Her diamond, glowing bright in the sky
but there would be a price to be paid
not all the cards could be played.
The son could never know
how it should play out
or his mind would be full of doubt.

When the child was in his teens
daydreaming in front of computer screens
his father asked him what he knew
of the Goddess dressed in blue?

The boy replied and sighed
everyone knows the story
of the man the white rabbit prince.
The peacemaker between heaven and hades
the lover who rescues his love from the flames
but who’s heart can never be tamed
or be told because he would go mad
end up sad and old,
and not being able to fore fill the will of the goddess.

Then the father began to stress
the sons importance nevertheless,
the son had an inclining his dad wasn’t letting on
the full story.
So he had to find one
he looked and looked
and searched and searched
down dale and over birch
became a scientist

He didn’t believe in any more stories
of space and time
myths and legends were not on his mind.
Until he met a woman
beautiful and free
a spirit of life’s mystery.

She would tell him stories
read him verse
he fell in love with her
so much worse
than ever a man has fallen before.

What he didn’t realise is she had depression,
it was her curse
even with his love it seemed
to get worse,
the stories she told
grew ever more dark and bold
until she took her life.
But not before he had taken her for a wife.

Meanwhile the world had become full of strife
wars and famine sapped Gaia’s life
the Earth was failing
it’s life support System grew weak.

But the man was too aggrieved to notice
he wouldn’t go outside
his love lost he could never hide
as the world was falling apart
so was his heart.


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.