Poet's Corner

Take my picture

Take my picture
this place, this moment in time.
This memory,
this day
take my picture
show this expression on my face,
happy or sad
good or bad.

Note down in your picture
what the world was like
when you were here
make your picture clear.
Focal point direct,
Lens focus correct
give respect to my life
and how I held my head high
as you were walking past
take a picture and make it last.

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.