THE PROPHECY

The following has been one of the highlights of my writing career so far. I posted this three-line romantic poem on the internet one week.

To rise from a barren earth.

To soar above, to wing away.

To escape from all that’s lacking, and live to love another day.

From it, I met another author who liked it so much that she commissioned me to do the prophecy at the heart of her enticing tenth century novel. The book is titled VIKING HEARTS and written by Robynn Gabel of Wyoming, America. Robynn explained that the Prophecy tells the story of a boy, with a sister as his twin, left to die by his Viking parents because of the birth stain on his face. He is suckled by wolves until discovered by the Druids who believe he is their answer to this ancient prophecy. The boy becomes…..and there I will stop. Allowing you to wonder, and Robynn to benefit from your inquisitiveness. My commissioned brief was to condense her story into a rhyme. The story is hidden in this prophecy and follows the chronological order of the tale.

THE PROPHECY.

There be cometh a boy that a wolf did raise, with a blotch and stain on his face. He hath a twin who will rule this land, that only he hath the right to replace.

‘Tis a leader of men he will become, with much victory and treasure at his feet. But that is not all that will trouble him. T’is much danger he will meet.

His image will be seen at an altar, where a marriage will be made. T’will be a terrible time of vengeance, when plans will be laid.

Come one score year and seven, a mask of death will fall. The boy will stand alone as a man, with ner’e a fear of its call.

All is not pure that lives inside, as greed is hidden away. With no pleasure the Gods will watch, with much pain and dismay.

Ner’e wielding axe, ner’e slashing blade will spill nor cease his breath. T’will be only a mirror of disguise that can bring upon him death.

Ner’e human hand can take his life, though many will want to try. He is blessed from the heart of the forest, and to water one day he’ll fly.

T’will be a reflection of his own face he will see that coming day, But all but the eyes will be hidden from view, secured far away!

 

This, and eighty plus poems, can be found here:

Anything But Hackneyed. Amazon.com

Anything But Hackneyed. Amazon.co.uk

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 THE PROPHECY

  1. Tamy Burns says:

    Wonderful Danny!

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