Poet's Corner

Tears for souvenirs

If, buts and nearly 

oh for goodness sake really!

An offside goal disallowed by finest margins

then a penalty saved

after VAR

England’s lioness fans craved


Chances, drama and stars of fortune fading

Typical England our heart strings are jaded

A sending off for frustration

English hearts are broken will we ever hold a football seniors World Cup again

we give it our all but sometimes the answer is tough with pain.

We let glory slip through our fingers

It wasn’t our day the gut wrenching feeling lingers.


By Daniel Hooks

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.