Poet's Corner

The Death of English values?

St George was supposed to defeat the Dragon
not be binge drinking and then hitting the wagon
what is English anyway?
chivalry dead ,sexism still in men’s heads
multi- culturalism the melting pot has made us forget
our values? that would be a blank no!
as the papers hit us with low blows
about the poor and immigration
sensationalism lives within this nation
our food, our grub
Here’s the rub, is all taken from other nations
Curry, Chinese, Keebabs a plenty
we have all them residentially
the English roast one of the only dishes we have to offer
we as the English have always taken from other societies
made it our own property
what we stand for depends on how we treat people properly
The ones who have only a small say
To live life as a modern day Englishman
Is to accept that this is changing nation
and to go forth and be moral
not to rest on our laurels.
to look to our own culture but not to be narrow minded
or to be blinded by differences between cultures.


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.