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The gobble de gooke monster is playing with my words

The gobble-de-gooke monster is playing with my words

Making them come out backwards,

Making them sound absurd.

I would say something to the Gobble-de-gooke monster

But it all comes out wrong

What can I do if his power over me so strong

It upsets my muse

I would write a poem but these words I wouldn’t choose

I always loose my train of thought when that monster is about

I run and hide but my words wont find a way out

In a sensible form.

The gobble- de gooke monster causes a word storm in my head

I loose the thread of what I am writing or saying

So my words I will be spraying

In a confusing pattern

Like a bad version of pig Latin

I hope they send away that monster to a far away place like Saturn

Soon or some other planet

Cause dammit

I won’t able to communicate anything in a sensible fashion or form

I hope he goes away soon or leaves me alone

Before my word become so weird they make their way to the twilight zone.

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.

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