Poet's Corner

Save our boys

In the echos of misogyny
In the way we dismiss a boys pain
we are born androgynous
and yet boys are taught to treat their emotions with disdain.

Like toy soldiers we play out wars
in our heads
behind locked doors,
the bad guys need to be defeated or dead!
Or put in prison
life is being on right side the right team
every boy a schism
of a warriors dream
we must redefine our spiritual landscape
Our chosen path
love that sometimes quick to anger we are easy to frustrate
for rage is not the aftermath
of success is not born of hate.

It is not too late
To sow the seeds of change
Rearrange our virtues
Redress our pains
Paint in colour not just in black and white
change the way we see women and the world
Forget about bravado save it for the generations before
Being a hero is not about violence
It is so much more
complicated and women have shown the way
to redefine gender roles is more than ok.


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.