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The Raven Speaks

This poem is about a woman who endures emotional abuse by her partner.

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I used to listen and hear
I used to love and fear
I used to fight ,that’s not changed
but reason, cold logic has become my game
The raven speaks
from tear stained mascara cheeks
she is beautifully broken
painfully well spoken
and articulate
circumventing her pain
expecting unhappiness and the rain
cold clammy skin.
The darkness has become her
crowding her soul from inside to out
doubting all intention from human beings.
Is she all seeing?
heal her or let her be
you broke her heart
she had wings on her heart to fly
you picked them apart.
Now all she breathes are sighs
hoping for the last one
overcome by sadness like death
morbid fascination
and righteous indignation
her love has grown into stagnation
and only rage or reckless feckless passion will set her free
give her what she yearns
or set the raven free
birds need to fly….

By Daniel Hooks
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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.