Poet's Corner

Remember Christmas is one day and it will be over soon

When the only snow you see in December is in your snow globe
When the only Christmas spirit is alcohol
When you’ve filled up on too much on Christmas food
and the super market cashier is being rude
When your turkey won’t cook
and kids and toys are making too much noise
and the adult boys are out for the count after eating
and your so tired you feel like you’ve taken a beating
when Christmas telly is all repeats
and you are the only person in the street without decorations
and you are left alone to make preparations for the big day.
When you’ve got a stinking man flue cold that won’t go away
and the smell of cold Brussel sprouts is like mould
and you’ve been told that this Christmas hasn’t met expectations
and the box of chocolate sensations has all gone
Remember it’s one day and it’ll all too soon be over.

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.