Poet's Corner

Their Strength is a Love that Protects

Andover British soldier wears Remembrance Day Poppy
British soldier wears Remembrance Day Poppy.

The ones who stay behind and do not serve
can never truly know what is put on the line
by the soldiers who protect our way of life at their expense
and fight to keep our countries defence.
They risk life and limb to keep us safe from threats.
Their strength is a love that protects

Our service men and women
give their lives in strength and love
for people and God above.
Some are lost
and some came back having suffered an ordeal
these our soldiers have given their lives and I feel
that words cannot truly give justice to their sacrifices made.

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.