Poet's Corner

Poppy Red

Andover British soldier wears Remembrance Day Poppy
British soldier wears Remembrance Day Poppy.

Out of death comes a poppy red
like blood the soldiers bled
their sacrifice still shows
In the red flowers that grow
where they fought for our freedom.

Someone will always stand up for the oppressed
we are blessed
because service men and women still do this today
and they bleed for our freedom
we always need them
unfortunately in this flawed world
to make a stand
if you see them offer them a hand
because they have given not just their service but their lives
in one form or another
and they deserve your respect.

By Daniel Hooks AKA alienpoet on Facebook

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.