Poet's Corner

This page aches for words

This page aches for words
like the sky would miss the birds
if they never returned to the sky.
Like if the sun never rose
and we froze in the cold air.

This page has the potential
To be inspirational,
To be sensational,
I am the vessel.
but my words fail me sometimes
They fall short of greatness.

If I am arrogant about anything
it’s that my words should touch your heart
make you smile or shed a tear or two
and make you think.
But promises made
make a rod for my own back
they can be dark
my words my words can be black
but there is a always a shard of light
to pierce the gloom.
So page make room
For these words.

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.