A Quest.

 

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My body grows weak as my mind does tire

Searching for the phrases that will never expire

Explaining love and what it means

For those who live within its dreams.

A lifetime spent in wasteful youth,

Never able to tell lies from truth

Was not a way of finding that piece,

How can I now find the release?

The words escape my grasp sometimes

Failing me and emptying my lines,

But never will I cease my quest

Until I’m finally laid to rest.

 

I’ll write them here as they come to me.

I’ll leave it to you, to see if you agree.

 

Love sees faults but pushes them aside

Never belittling and never them to deride.

Love never shows contempt for the things you may do.

It stays there forever, simply loving you.

Love is to accept that which cannot be changed.

Caring about each aspect without being constrained.

Loves never asks for a thing beyond your reach.

Knowing that you’d give, before being beseeched.

Love offers peace but can cause a war.

It can soothe a wound but can open a sore.

Love is an emotion that encompasses so very much,

Yet can be expressed by a simple, solitary touch.

Love can be a tie. It can be a release.

It can mean so much beyond belief.

To summarise as I think I must.

You either believe in love, or you have no trust.

Anything But Hackneyed. UK

Anything But Hackneyed. US

 

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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2 Responses to A Quest.

  1. Nice one Daniel. I like it.

  2. Danny Kemp says:

    That’s very kind of you.

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