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The Bells of Life, by Danny Kemp

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In the near distance a church bell rings,

The same nightly tune before the chorister starts the hymns,

The church stands for tradition and for what some believe.

The bell signals a place of peace, where one can grieve.

Religion and beliefs give solace to some.

For other’s it’s insurance for when the fatal day does come.

Life changes are not only restricted to when one is dead.

Paths that are lived can be twisted, then down new ones one is led.

Each twist can feel like death from endless slashes of a knife

Whilst down others, there are opportunities to begin a new life.

As the solitary bell now strikes its dulcet ring,

Are you walking the path of your own choosing?

© 2015, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved.

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2015 in Author/Writer, Raconteur

 

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Any Old Day!

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A day without pleasure requires a lot of self-restraint.
A day without happiness would tax the patience of a Saint.
A day without laughter would be a day I’d hate to live
And for a day without love, not one penny would I give.

© 2015, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved.

 
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Posted by on March 4, 2015 in Author/Writer, Raconteur

 

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The Decay Of Mankind, by Danny Kemp

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You fair weather sailor, you ne’er do well,
Turn your bow northwards and feel the oceans swell.

Unleash the main sail skywards, take captive the wind.
Feel the power that was trapped, but now released from within.

Go seek your fortune amongst the fury and the wave.
Pursue the hidden panacea that’s always there for the brave.

Batten down your fears, lock the sea anchor away,
Let fly the might of man without mankind’s decay!

© 2015, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved.

 
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Posted by on March 4, 2015 in Author/Writer, Raconteur

 

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Never Let The Devil Speak, by Danny Kemp

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Pack a loaded gun…Keep it at your side.

If someone takes a run…Know it’s them that lied.

Never miss a shot……Shoot ’em so they die.

Live a secret life….Shoot them in the eye

Knock ‘em down dead….Let the blood rain.

Paint the floor red….You’ll never to be the same.

Pack a loaded gun…Keep it at your side.

Never leave the others….Any place to hide.


Shoot ‘em down. Shoot ‘em down. Shoot ‘em down dead.

Never speak a word….That don’t need to be said.

Find the weakness in others…Use your time well.

If you pack that gun….Never leave it still.


Keep the safety off….But the trigger tight.

Take your shot quick…Kill with all your might.

Keep your tool primed…Like a dog about to bark

Tell ‘em nothing at all….Keep ‘em in the dark

When it comes to die…. Smell it ‘fore it comes.

You’ve had a hard time…Let ‘em bury you with your guns.

But never say goodbye… Never let it end.

Keep the game playing….Never let it mend.


Chorus….

Shoot ‘em down. Shoot ‘em down. Shoot ‘em down dead.

Never speak a word….That don’t need to be said.

Find the weakness in others…Use your time well.

If you pack that gun….Never leave it still.


Keep your tool primed…Like a dog about to bark

Watch the bullets fly…..See how they spark

Bury the gear deep……Hold the secret fast

Be your own man……‘Til the day that’s your last


Shoot ‘em down. Shoot ‘em down. Shoot ‘em down dead.

Now you can’t speak a word….There’s nothing to be said.

Let others find the weakness….You’ve done your time.

KILL THE BASTARDS DEAD…..LET THE GUNS FIRE OFF IN RHYME!


Kill ‘em all, kill ‘em all, kill ‘em all dead.

Never leave the devil with a word that could be said.

© 2014, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved.

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2015 in Author/Writer, Raconteur

 

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Four!

FOUR!
Are the cards you hold all you perceive,
Or are they the ones you wished to receive
And you’re closing your eyes to living?

Is the ace that you think you hold
Only something you’ve heard or been told
Leading you to bet higher and continuing?

You see a three, you see a two
Your luck is in, they’re falling for you!
The banker is dealing!

Is that the five that you wanted so dear
That you prayed until certain your message was clear?
Is God finally listening?

A four, a four; what would you give?
To take away the taste, that’s so addictive.
You shake the card you’re holding.
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Perception I’ve heard it said
Is how one views things, or how they’re read.
It can camouflage a life for good or for bad,
Giving happiness or making one sad.

Why not pray for happy, what’s wrong in that?
Life is so miserable wearing a dull, sad hat.
Why not dream some dreams that’s what they’re for!
Lay in a dream tonight and dream of that FOUR.

© 2015, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved.

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2015 in Author/Writer, Raconteur

 

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The Butcher, by Danny Kemp

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As the butcher comes to cut off your tail,

Do you believe the politicians who spin you a tale,

Or the newspapers that are full of lies,

Or the advertising agencies as your allegiance they try to buy.

 

As the butcher comes to cut off your tail

Do you examine the threat in every detail?

Or do accept the peril as it appears,

Then wait in a corner full of tears?

 

As the butcher comes to cut off your tail

Do you smell the fear and inwardly inhale?

Can you taste it as if it’s a sweet,

Bitter and sour; to unpleasant to eat?

 

Who is this butcher who comes for your tail

And what’s his threat fully entail?

Is there something that you should fear and fill you with dread,

Or have you been simply misled?

© 2015, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved.

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2015 in Author/Writer, Raconteur

 

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Ever Seen A Review As Good As This?

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Posted by on February 28, 2015 in Author/Writer, Raconteur

 

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