A Cuckoo.



Huddled, sodden people bending with the strain,

Under sturdy umbrellas, unyielding to the rain.

Homes across the country flooded and forlorn,

Land left defenceless, against this winters storm.

An afternoon of sunshine that swept away the gloom.

A return of the rain for the evening. I spoke too soon!

But shadows of remembrance as the crocus came alive,

As elsewhere animals, and the undergrowth, struggle to survive.

As wintertime nears over, and spring waits in the wings,

Will I hear a cuckoo this summer, and listen to the melody it sings?


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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2 Responses to A Cuckoo.

  1. chika2b says:

    I sure hope so. 🙂

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