Pain.

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I wrote this whilst in hospital recently.

Call life by its proper name,
Call it what it be!
Don’t hide behind the niceties,
Of respectability.

Sound out the truth,
Tell all what you see.
Are you engulfed in pain,
Or is it only misery?

Is your life a trial
Where the scales are unjust?
In one sits the unreachable,
And in the other your living dust?

Is your body empty?
Has it died first?
Leaving your spirit
With an unquenchable thirst?

When you take your last breath
How will you be remembered?
Will it be for the life you lived,
Or the one you surrendered?

This is the only life one has,
And Hope, the only remedy.
Put aside the negatives,
Embracing love in all its purity.

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 Pain.

  1. Seyi sandra says:

    I love this Danny, and I’m happy you’re on the mend. You have a way with words… very powerful!!

  2. Danny Kemp says:

    You are a kind hearted person, Seyi. I thank you for being such.

  3. pauliemacca says:

    I am so sorry you went through these things…and were in such pains (not the first time). Your soul is beautiful, you are a wonderful person. I am glad you express yourself via words….you are great at writing. You are a God talented being. I am grateful to be your friendship in the virtual world at least. Best wishes for rest of your life. God bless you and yours.

  4. pauliemacca says:

    P.S.: I forgot to mention that “pauliemacca” is equal with Ildiko Romvari Julia Cat. (smiles)

  5. Danny Kemp says:

    Thank you Ildiko, that’s very kind of you.

  6. chika2b says:

    Embracing life in all it’s purity indeed, hope you are feeling better. Your words are inspiring, when words can be seen and felt, is art. Thanks for the inspiration and may recovery come soon, keep on writing. ❤

  7. Danny Kemp says:

    Thank you so much, chika2b.

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