Poet's Corner

End of an Era

Records and tapes

times that were great

when mobile phones didn’t exist

or were brick like

we went on hikes 

long walks

football games in the park

until it got dark

we played board games

and weren’t bored

hero quest and chess

Draughts snakes and ladders were the best

Rubiks cubes

Ice pop tubes

frozen lollies 

going to the beach

with a brolly

being active roly polys

watching 4 TV channels 

going to grans who always had the radio on

feeding the ducks and swans 

with my Mum

Dad taught me to ride a bike

without stabilisers 

play fighting with siblings what could go wrong?

feeling invincibly strong

and a feeling of hope 

the future wouldn’t be a joke

and it was the end of era

a 80s child a 90s young man 

somethings you have to experience to understand.

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.
https://alienpoet.com
https://soundcloud.com/alienpoet

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