Poet's Corner

This movement language

In my head

I have needles and thread

all over place

I maybe a head case

but she speaks unkind and kind words 

birds fly off course 

spoken word discourse 

brain disparity


I am lost in the translations of movements

as language

how can I manage

when every movement out there is speaking 

Mindfulness can’t work when words stain

all my pain

and I cannot escape words said

my lucky colour may be red

and silver

but they cannot deliver 

me freedom.

by Dan Hooks AKA Alienpoet

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.