A Grey Dream.

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Gnarled branches with blackened boughs,
Standing steadfast against winter showers.
Driven snow piled high at the base,
Covering life, and leaving no trace.

Nests are empty, the birds have gone
To places where the days are long.
There to sing and chirp away
Returning here perhaps another day.

Grey pervades and rules supreme
Leaving me with a solitary dream
Of sunlit days and song filled air
Oh to live forever there!

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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 although it’s true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the intrigue involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he compiles both for adults and children. 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.
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