Poet's Corner

The England football team curse???????

Image courtesy of England Athletics

There is admittance to the wishing well.
All England managers are given hell
will we win again no one can tell
Living in the shadow of 66
minds clouded broken by words like bricks
hurled out abuse
games lost not won what’s the use
We need to build
every year we are told
play as a team and be bold
come out and be adventurous
games can’t be won so defensively
when we play so nervous and eventually
we will put to the sword
it’s the England managers curse
to be so nearly through the group stages and on
but be torn apart by minnows
so long to our history inventing the game
Germany finish us when we turn up lame
we want to be contenders thats the shame
but now we just want to get out of the group stages
England players must play out the value of their wages.


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.