The Tears Of Christ.


The Time Span Of A Tear.
A second ticked by and not a lot had occurred,
The minute hand moved, and a voice was heard.

It spoke of compassion, forgiveness and faith,
Never seeking self-aggrandisement, bearing no trace.

But soon the hour passed and faith was held back.
Hatred had entered and began its attack.

Time travelled on and soon hate controlled all,
Until the closing of a day, and a tear it did fall.

It flows today as a sacrifice for sin,
Offering a way out; of the hell we are in.

Anything But Hackneyed. Amazon UK

Anything But Hackneyed. Amazon com.


About Danny Kemp

I was at work one sunny November day in 2006, stopped at a red traffic light when a van, driven incompetently, smashed into me. I was taken to St Thomas' Hospital and kept in for a while, but it was not only the physical injuries that I suffered from; it was also mental ones. I had lost confidence in myself let alone those around me. The experts said that I had post-traumatic stress disorder, which I thought only the military or emergency personnel suffered from. On good days, I attempted to go to work, sometimes I even made it through Blackwell Tunnel only to hear, or see, something that made me jump out of my skin and that's when the anxiety attacks would start. I told my wife that I was okay and going regularly, but I wasn't. I could not cope with life and thought about ending it. Somehow or other with the help of my wife and medical professionals, I managed to survive and ever so slowly rebuild my self-esteem. It took almost four years to fully recover, but it was during those dark depressive days that I began to write. My very first story, Look Both Ways, Then Look Behind, found a literary agent but not a publisher. He told me that I had a talent, raw, but nevertheless, it was there. His advice was to write another story and that I'm delighted to say, I did. The success of that debut novel, The Desolate Garden, was down to sheer hard work, luck, and of course, meeting a film producer.
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4 Responses to The Tears Of Christ.

  1. Irene Tiedt says:

    Beautifully expressed!

  2. Danny Kemp says:

    Thank you Irene Tiedt.

  3. JT says:

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful poem, Danny. God bless.

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