Poet's Corner

This was supposed to be the future

This was supposed to be the future
living on the moon
space rockets and space travel
maybe we peaked too soon.
Teleportation and psychic control
telekinesis technology and Jedi like souls
necking pills for our food
robot partners for the average dude
time machines travelling through the ages
a half week and great wages.
Microchips in brains for extra brain power
weapons that would make the average alien cower
first contact with the aliens of the above
light speed and travelling through black holes and interstellar love
nuclear fusion and holographic TV illusion
3d games and weird futuristic names
this was supposed to be the future given to us by sci fi writers and predictions
but it failed to materialise
maybe the next century will surprise us with some of these things
then we can live out our sci fi adventures like kings.

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.