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, 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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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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