Daniel Hooks


I Am A Brother - Poem by Daniel Hooks

I am one of the least of your brothers.
I am neither your son or your lover.
I am just another.
I am just a face in the crowd.
Neither silent or loud.
I just need your love and support
People are my court.
They decide whether I should live or die
Or sit on the pavement and cry.
Give me faith give me hope
Because I cannot cope.
I have no distinctive features
I am no street preacher
Sometimes I am a wretched creature.
I have no money I am poor
Siting with my begging bowl on the floor.
Knocking on your door
For shelter on your floor!
I have no girlfriend I cannot score
No one cares for me anymore.
I stink but I try not to think
I try not to think
I try not to think that I wish I hadn’t been born.
I have a yawn…..
Then I sleep on a park bench till dawn.


Comments about I Am A Brother by Daniel Hooks

  • (9/1/2005 6:02:00 PM)


    great rhythm..sounds like a rap (Report) Reply

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  • (8/30/2005 10:00:00 AM)


    A safe poem. A simple journey. Nice. (Report) Reply

  • (8/29/2005 12:01:00 PM)


    I really enjoy reading this piece. The flow and tone was gentle. Nothing more, nothing less just a sweet inspirational poem. I liked it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 29, 2005

Poem Edited: Sunday, October 2, 2005


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