The Beating Heart

A star came down from the sky one night,
And it floated as if it was just a dream.
But from its kiss, it needed to incite,
The love it had come to redeem.

 A wave did burst upon a stony shore
And it swept the rocks away.
The star kissed that wave and a flawless rose I saw
Bound to love it rose above the spray.

The star did settle with that wave
And together they did swear,
That earth and Heaven will unite to save
A love that only two can share.

The two hearts were found and sworn to say
That never again would they drift apart.
No more lack of resolve would they display,
As the two became just one, single beating heart.

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Smorgasbord Laughter Lines Extra – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – May 2023 – Facebook Friends and Orchestral manoeuvres

Another night of laugher at the Smorgasbord Café

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Author Daniel Kemp has been entertaining us over the last three years with his funnies on his Facebook page and head over to followDanny Kemp  .. Always a place to find funnies and jokes to cheer you up… plus some satirical political commentary on politicians at home and abroad.

An Australian Army Recruit sends home a letter..

Dear Mum & Dad,

I am well. Hope youse are too. Tell me big brothers Doug and Phil that the Army is better than workin’ on the farm – tell them to get in quick smart before the jobs are all gone! I wuz a bit slow in settling down at first, because ya don’t hafta get outta bed until 6am. But I like sleeping in now, cuz all ya gotta do before brekky is make ya bed and shine ya boots and clean ya uniform. No cows to milk…

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Points Of View

Points of View

It can take strength to be gentle.

It can take a lifetime to become wise. 

It can be prudent to be silent.

It is not always deceitful to tell lies.

There is no such thing in this life as a cast-iron guarantee.

There is no such thing as an unchanging state of affairs.

It is better to be humble than to be conceited.

It is better to save a life than be plagued by nightmares.

Remember the words:—there but for the grace of God go I.

Treat others how you would have them treat you.

The aforementioned is not the way of life for everyone,

But remember, there are more vicious animals on two legs than all the animals locked inside a zoo.

© 2023 Daniel Kemp All rights reserved

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Animals Are People Too!

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Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Alright, so technically they’re not. But populus, the Latin source of the word people, means “multitude,” and there are certainly a multitude of them (far more than there are humans). And more importantly, animals are…

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The Innocents

Give me the sleep of the innocent and I would tell the tale

Of dreamed of deeds of gallantry then to you, I could regale.

When I lived in times of purity before the living abused my mind

And I left it abandoned, surrounded by its kind.

Those times lived but shortly but in them, there were sown

The seeds of ambition which died before fully grown.

The lifespan of naivety melted before a flame

And now it’s too late for them to ever shine again.

Life is the killer, never blushing as it kills

All the smiling innocents who dream of curing its ills.

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Woes For Such Farcical Pantomime?

I believe I’m correct in saying that when crowned as King, this weekend coming, Prince Charles, will become ‘the supreme governor’ of the Church of England.

As the latest head of the British monarchy, he, alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, will be head of the Protestant faith, a faith in God which numbers between 800 million and 1 billion followers worldwide.

I believe I’m also correct in saying that the current edict of the Protestant Faith supports the commandments as preached in the Holy Bible.

The accepted belief of the Roman Catholic faith, along with others who consider themselves to be believers in God, is that the Sixth Commandment states– thou shall not commit adultery.

However, I understand there is a theological debate within the Protestant Faith over what constitutes the word adultery. But what is definitely accepted by the Protestant Church is the Seventh Commandment:-to cherish and honour marriage.

I wonder if Charles or the woman he is NOW married to can believe either of them honoured or cherished their own marriages?

How can anybody who is part of the contemporary establishment support this absurd charade?

Unless of course …I’ve got why!

The furnished support is based on the simple understanding that some sort of honour or privilege will be given to the donor.

Will we ever again hear these, or similar dulcet words of lament, said of our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland:—

This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall,
Or as a moat defensive to a house
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
This nurse, this teeming womb of royal kings,
Fear’d by their breed and famous by their birth,

Taken from Act 2… The Tragedy of Richard II… from John of Gaunt’s deathbed scene


Where is our John of Gaunt in our present hour of need?

Where is our Shakespeare in this looming tragedy?

This desecrated Isle of Kings

So loved for such many things

Where go you as I stand in line

In this queue for food for such expensive time?

Lives are wasted in faraway land

Once our friend, now considered out-of-hand.

Where go you in such time of need,

When it’s us who pays for your waste and greed? 

Oh King in name but snake in passion

Perhaps it needs your grasp to be chasten.

Or does your eye seek another’s bride

Who does not attend your farce but stays to hide?

Go you fool, to play elsewhere

On some cold isle, no horse to share.

Alone to rot, fester and decay

With no one to scrape to your regal sashay.  

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Book Review: Witch Ever Way You Look At It

This is a wonderful review of a book written by a lovely person I know from Facebook. I know her as Gail Orbell.

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Witch Ever Way You Look At It

By Jennie Orbell

Sometimes books appear in your midst as if by magic. Or, maybe not magic, though there do seem to be other forces whispering into your ear even when you’d decided you were just window shopping.

witchIn my case recently the voices within had been beckoning to me, because once I’d seen it initially, I never really could forget about it. Aye, I admit it, the cover was the first draw, but why not? It’s a great visual: it’s fun, and sassy and well done. And, of course, the play on words gives a little more insight into the plot.

Ah, no wonder the magic.

Witch Ever Way You Look At It centers on Annie and Lizzie, best friends who are there for each other through thick and thin. One year earlier Lizzie had lost her husband, the love of…

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Sunday Book Review – Why?: A Complicated Love by Danny Kemp

A very gracious account of my only attempt at sex. 😛

My Sunday Book Review is for Danny Kemp’s novella – Why?: A Complicared Love. Complicated love is an understatement in this fast paced and sometimes raunchy story of love and consequences.





Why? Is a story set in a web of despair, sex, unreachable emotion and love. One man’s crippling injuries, caused by an unprovoked, vicious attack, ruins the lives of everyone around him. This includes Terry Meadows, a nineteen-year-old boy who falls in love with the main character’s daughter Laura, twenty-seven years before the opening of the story.The twisted, interconnecting matrix in which Francis, Laura’s father, lives, destroys and distorts his daughter’s image of life beyond repair. It is a sad tragedy with an unexpected ending.


My 5 Star Review:

This novella is a story about sex, corruption, and despite the goings on in this criminal telling, love and a tragic love story.

The book…

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A Cynical Look At Life

A Cynical Look At Life 

To know more of the past than those who are younger

But as little of the future as them,

Does not give more wisdom to those that are old,

Nor a reason for the young to condemn.

Age does not equate to wisdom

Nor should stupidity last for all time.

Being stupid can be solved with education 

And being old should not be considered a crime.

So what is meant by living together,

When a gun came even the score?

Cannot reason be a way forward?

When intolerance always means going to war?

If those who prefer to stay silent

Were given the chance for their voice to be heard,

Would those who make the wars listen

Or would the wars be simply deferred?

I think a revolution should be considered

By all those who say the least.

But I’m sure that any who were chosen to be its leader 

Would first make sure his palms were well-greased! 

© 2023 Daniel Kemp All rights reserved

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Smorgasbord Laughter Lines Extra – January 2023 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – April 2023 – Pulling a Wheelie and Helicopter Rides

Sally has generously shared the jokes on her blog. Another night on the mic!

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Author Daniel Kemp has been entertaining us over the last three years with his funnies on his Facebook page and head over to followDanny Kemp  .. Always a place to find funnies and jokes to cheer you up… plus some satirical political commentary on politicians at home and abroad.

Drinking Buddies

A cowboy, who just moved to Montana from Texas, walks into a bar and orders three mugs of Bud.

He sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn.
When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more.

The bartender approaches and tells the cowboy, “You know, a mug goes flat after I draw it.
It would taste better if you bought one at a time.”

The cowboy replies, “Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is in Arizona, the other is in Colorado…

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