SILENCE

SILENCE

The dead stand in silence forming a line
Hand in hand waiting for more hands to entwine.
Their eyes are closed with mouths askew
Then they watch as the bullets slam into you.

All lives were shattered leaving nothing to stand,
As the blood of war stained each grain of sand.
They laughed those warmongers standing so far away
As the cameras were loaded for another bloody day.

Do shells preach the truth, does death tell no lie?
Shall we all wave goodbye to truth and watch it die?
Can the death of children be an answer? Can war be a game?
Is it the dead who stand in silence who are taking the blame?

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Pride

Can you remember the words that were spoken,
or the words in the song,
listing all the things we’d done wrong?

Did the world collide, did it end?
Did the nuclear bomb send us all around the bend?
Or are we still here making a mess,
never having learned, what was best?

Did we really just flit past
without even making a draught?

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Are the children of today better than us?
Will they use the new words like environmental,
as they climb over our …. and twist an ankle?

There is nothing as dangerous as a democracy
when the government can’t afford to be
because all are poor and living in poverty.

Save the earth for what?
Well, first you will have to remember
Everything we forgot!

If there’s a God floating high on a cloud
I doubt very much He’s feeling proud?
And if I’m right and He feels no pride,
Then there’s no point in me trying to hide.

GOOD LUCK

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Smorgasbord Laughter is the Best Medicine – March 24th 2022 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp

I’m on the Mic again at the Smorgasbord Café.

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Author Daniel Kemp entertains us again with his funnies from: Danny Kemp.. Always a place to find funnies and jokes to cheer you up… plus some satirical political commentary on politicians at home and abroad.

And for dessert some snippets and when all hope appears lost….

Both Cream and The Jam were going to reunite for gigs in Devon and Cornwall this year…
But the venues couldn’t agree about who should go on first…

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People have always named children after expensive things, Mercedes, Dior, Chardonnay next year watch out for Electric, Gas and Petrol.

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I’m currently reading a book called ‘Swimming the English Channel’ by Francis Near

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And a follow up to the recent storms in our area

With these high winds, I’m worried about the caravan on my driveway, especially as 10 minutes ago I didn’t have a caravan on my driveway!

GARDEN CLEARANCE…

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To Pay The Price

To Pay the Price

I sit and wish for silence bereft of any sound.
But echoes of saddening voices are resounding all around.

I hear people in the shadows that pass noisily in the night,
They make me wish for anonymity and be hidden out of sight.

Is loneliness so full of sadness that it’s so hard to recognise,
Or is the taste in the tears of sorrow that are waiting to be cried?

It feels as if pain waits in every doorway, every place I go?
Does it lurk on every corner? Does know what I know?

Will staying away from shadows make the evil go away?
Or can solitude be the answer if the price is not too high to pay?

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Smorgasbord Laughter is the Best Medicine –January 20th 2022 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Eye openers and Husbanding

Some humour to share with you from—Smorgasbord Laughter—Have a laugh to lighten your day.

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Author Daniel Kemp entertains us again with his funnies from: Danny 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 eye opener

A man came home from work and found his three children outside, still in their pyjamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard.

The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to the house and there was no sign of the dog.

Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall. In the front room, the TV was loudly blaring a cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing.

In the kitchen, dishes…

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Christmas Day

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Stay Safe and Well

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Smorgasbord Christmas Laughter Lines Extra Rewind with Hosts Debby Gies and Danny Kemp – Netflix and Diamonds

I’m co-staring with Debby Giles on the microphone at the Smorgasbord Christmas Laughter Lines. Merry Christmas to you all. Stay well and stay safe.

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I hope you are having a wonderful day and please have a glass of wine if you are so inclined from are special reserve Chateau Cronin…

Despite 2021 being another year of drawbacks…..laughter has been as important as ever. Two fellow bloggers have cohorted with me this year and today I have put them together in a Christmas post…Debby Gies and Danny Kemp who I am very grateful to for keeping the smiles going. Today is no exception.. Happy, Merry Christmas

Ladies first… thanks Debby for a year of funnies..

If you have not discovered the non-fiction books by D.G. Kaye: Amazon USAnd: Amazon UK Blog: D.G. WritesGoodreads: D.G. Kaye on Goodreads – Twitter: @pokercubster

Check out Debby’s 2020/2021 series here on Smorgasbord: The Realms of Relationships by D.G. Kaye

Now time for some of Danny Kemp’s special brand of…

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Smorgasbord Laughter Lines Extra – December 2nd 2021 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – To Do Lists and Police visit

Thank you once again, Sally, you really are very generous. Thank you to everyone who enjoyed the jokes.

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Author Daniel Kemp entertains us again with his funnies from: Danny Kemp.. Always a place to find funnies and jokes to cheer you up… plus some satirical political commentary on politicians at home and abroad.

Age inspired resolutions.

As I was sitting around, pondering the problems of the world, I realised that at my age I don’t really give a rat’s ass anymore.

  • If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.
  • A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water, but is still fat.
  • A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years, while a tortoise doesn’t run and does mostly nothing, yet it lives for 150 years.
  • And you tell me to exercise??

I don’t think so. Just grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked, the good fortune to remember the ones I do, and the eyesight…

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Smorgasbord Laughter Lines Extra – November 11th 2021 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Blonde Men and Holiday Offer

Frivolity and Laughter at—Another Open Mic Night

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Author Daniel Kemp entertains us again with his funnies from: Danny Kemp.. Always a place to find funnies and jokes to cheer you up… plus some satirical political commentary on politicians at home and abroad.

And to finish off

Sorry, but I need to moan!

I experienced the WORST customer service yesterday at a store in town. I don’t want to mention the name of the store because I’m not sure how I’m going to proceed.

Yesterday I bought something from this store. I paid cash for it. I took it home and found out it didn’t work. So this morning, less than 24 hours later I took it back to the store and asked if I could get a refund. The girl in the store told me “NO” and very rudely too, I asked if I could exchange it for something else in the store instead, again…

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Smorgasbord Laughter Lines Extra – October 28th 2021 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Infringement and Cake Mix

Another fun night on the Mic at the Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

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Author Daniel Kemp entertains us again with his funnies from: Danny Kemp.. Always a place to find funnies and jokes to cheer you up… plus some satirical political commentary on politicians at home and abroad.

How Adam Got Eve

Adam was hanging around the garden of Eden feeling very lonely.

So, God asked him, ‘What’s wrong with you?’

Adam said he didn’t have anyone to talk to.

God said that He was going to make Adam a companion
and that it would be called a woman.

He said, ‘This pretty lady will gather food for you, she will cook for you, and when you discover clothing, she will wash them for you.’

She will always agree with every decision you make and she will not nag you. She will always be the first to admit she was wrong when you’ve had a disagreement.

She will praise you…

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