Poet's Corner

The Rose that never opened up

The rose that never opened up

Drinking from a devils cup

of denial 

You can’t even smile

You are all thorns anyway 

In the savage light of day

you weren’t born this way

But you allowed yourself to be moulded 

it’s better to be unfolded 

but you just can’t love

or shove 

away the feeling of fear and grasping

it’s your everlasting

Take your rose

and unleash your splendour 

Don’t give up.

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.