Poet's Corner

The falling petals by Jilly L Stacey

We stand together as we remember the lost

The wars they were present in, and all that it cost

We stand in silence, as we remember them all

We remember the heroes as the last post will call

We stand and we hear the rumble of plane

In the distance it comes, like a storm with the rain

And down they flutter, not a sound do we hear

As each red petal we see, the memory clear

That the petals that fall from plane up above

We reach out to the lost, with all of our love

To wear our poppies, and wear them we will

As we remember them all in the two minutes still

So when you buy your poppy, and you place it to wear

Its a symbol of love to show that you care

To show that the lives of the brave souls who went

Will not be forgotten as our love it is sent

Jilly L Stacey

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.