Poet's Corner

You are a rockstar in your own mind

You are rockstar in your own mind
The truth however is unkind
playing an ancient air guitar
shining a burnt out old star
how many opportunities lost
how many potential friends never found
you are a run down old car
with worn out old trainers
a wreck who’s pained, yeah
with guilt if he’d but think
of all the hearts he’s broken
he charge down the road to give them all his love
instead of a mere token
his fire not awoken for years
the tears which would stain his pillow
would weep like a weeping willow
old before his time addicted to his history
His story no more than ordinary
but he fakes it till he makes it all the time
but if being rock star in your own mind
is a crime
he’s a death row criminal
but he’s done so little it’s minimal.

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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.