The Vagrant.

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She sat in a doorway watching life pass her by,
She wore a smile but wanted to cry.
She had lost her child, her husband and home,
Now she was living life all alone.
At first she thought she was able to cope,
Family to visit, offering her hope.

Then the booze kicked in,
And the doors were shut in her face!
She had no other choice but to join
Another part of this human race.

She begged for money, clothes and shoes,
There was nothing else for her to lose.
Dignity was lost, pride what is that?
Now she was used to being spat at.
Her body was the last thing she had to trade.
But she was sullied and no offer was made.

She had not been seen for a week or two,
Then slowly the news filtered through,
She had hanged herself in a sense of shame.
Who do you think was really to blame?

Anything But Hackneyed…Amazon. co.

Anything But Hackneyed…Amazon. com.

About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp’s introduction to the world of espionage and mystery happened at an early age when his father was employed by the War Office in Whitehall, London, at the end of WWII. However, it wasn’t until after his father died that he showed any interest in anything other than himself! On leaving academia he took on many roles in his working life: a London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver, but never did he plan to become a writer. Nevertheless, after a road traffic accident left him suffering from PTSD and effectively—out of paid work for four years, he wrote and self-published his first novel —The Desolate Garden. Within three months of publication, that book was under a paid option to become a $30 million film. The option lasted for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company. All seven of his novels are now published by Creativia with the seventh—The Widow’s Son, completing a three book series alongside: What Happened In Vienna, Jack? and Once I Was A Soldier. Under the Creativia publishing banner, The Desolate Garden went on to become a bestselling novel in World and Russian Literature in 2017. The following year, in May 2018, his book What Happened In Vienna, Jack? was a number one bestseller on four separate Amazon sites: America, UK, Canada, and Australia.  Although it's true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the mystery involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he writes, namely: Why? A Complicated Love, and the intriguing story titled The Story That Had No Beginning. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication and described as—the new Graham Green—by a highly placed employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of book signing events. He has also appeared on 'live' television in the UK publicising that first novel of his. He continues to write novels, poetry and the occasional quote; this one is taken from the beginning of Once I Was A Soldier There is no morality to be found in evil. But to recognise that which is truly evil one must forget the rules of morality.
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7 Responses to The Vagrant.

  1. ellie mack says:

    Rather dark today aren’t you Danny?

  2. ellie mack says:

    Rather dark today Danny.

    • Danny Kemp says:

      Dark and mysterious…lolol. Thank you for stopping by and commenting Ellie. I have offered this one to a few charities after it was read aloud from a Las Vegas Radio Station.

  3. Stella Wenah Nehikhare says:

    Sometimes we stand on our own door way as a defence, but then it could also block us. Your words are real and human.

  4. Too sad this is part of our world’s reality.

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