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The broken records that entwine 

the poems that rhyme 

The prophecies that align

the signs and stars

the scars

that form 

from when we are born

the peace we can never attain 

the love the fire that remains 

in the ashes

of cuts and gashes

the hope that it will

Pass lord and lady 

do you have to ask?

The petals which open

the heart awoken

then begin to decay

the love is the same love

as I had first 

leaves me cursed

and yet singularly its all I have

a smash and grab

god singular 

going for the jugular

a vampire 

who’s name has no meaning 

blood wine 

and bread flesh

can’t contain

the rain that falls 

Or the sun that shines

but from your diamond tears

I form mine.

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.