Poet's Corner

The Mask

I hide behind layers of onion like skin
you can’t see my soul, what is within?
I am a fragment of the universe
you will never realise my true worth.

All the words I mean to say and have said
the pages I have written the poet bleeds,ink I have bled
read the words I have written
explore the meaning and be smitten.
Look within the cage of my soul
lightening strikes but my inspiration is out of control.

The artist in me yearns for grandeur
I want you to see my muse and understand her
wisdom and strength through love
the push and shove
of life gets in the way
But I define the path from which I don’t stray.

By Daniel Hooks AKA alienpoet on facebook
alienpoet.com

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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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