Murder of Innocence.


I saw a young boy, no more than four years old, being playfully swung by his parents whilst they walked along the road. The pure fun and laughter on that boy’s face led me to write this.

Give me back the eyes of innocence and I would tell the tale

Of intended 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 life span of naivety melted before a flame,

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

Life is the killer, never blushing as it kills.

All those smiling children who want to cure its ills.

Anything But Hackneyed. UK

Anything But Hackneyed. US


About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp, ex-London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver never planned to be a writer, but after his first novel —The Desolate Garden — was under a paid option to become a $30 million film for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company what else could he do? Nowadays he is a prolific storyteller and in May 2018 his book What Happened In Vienna, Jack? became 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 best; 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, been described as —the new Graham Green — by a managerial employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of signing events, and he has appeared on ‘live' television in the UK.
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2 Responses to Murder of Innocence.

  1. Dave Goodridge says:

    Absolutely fantastic, I wish I shared this kind of talent. All the best Misteridge

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