Poet's Corner

The war to control our own lives

we are fighting a war to control our own lives
in tears and desperation what hope survives?
Governments and media spies
Catch us with devastating scenes which surprise
and enthral
are backs are against the wall
We need to walk tall
we are made of stars after all
Taxes, payment plans
Are not made for man and womankind
Are we blind to ignore the signs
We are divine
and freedoms here when it yours and mine
it’s better to live a day free
than month weighed down with false responsibility
it our responsibility however to speak for the voiceless
and poets use their craft
To break away from the life raft
that governments have us on when we can swim
to islands and places new.

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.