Poet's Corner

Welcome to my Mind

Welcome to my mind
and all its deafening voices.
Welcome to all my coherent choices
Welcome to my personality
it’s fluid shape
and form expanding and contracting
like my hearts beating
welcome to my thoughts they echo with emotions
and actions
they can become distraction
Welcome to my delusions
my confusing patterns
Welcome to my life laid bare
to all who care
my attitudes, my words
which fly like birds
and nest in your head
My writings and ramblings
which ink the page like markings of a tattoo
the skin of paper my expression through and through
Welcome to the games I play
When you don’t even know I am playing
Love is a game I would play I am just saying
Welcome to my life wild and free
but I bear the wrinkles of all my responsibilities.

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.