How Do You Travel?


From Anything But Hackneyed. A collection of my early poems.

The gate sprung open, a galloping horse.

A rider gripping tightly, a mile long course.

Seconds of tension, although a lifetime past.

Heart thumping energy. Will the hearts last?

Half a length in it, one final thrust.

All or nothing. The win is a must!

The race is over. Prestige has been restored.

The world looked on, clapped and adored.

The horse was stabled. The rider slept.

The horse died that night, and the owner wept.

You see it was the owner who wanted the trophy,

The rider, merely did as he was paid.

As for the horse, well, it has been said,

That to run is why they are made.

Some say the journey doesn’t matter, 

Saying the destination is the ultimate prize.

I say differently. It’s how you travel, 

That shows the size of the heart you have inside.

Anything But Hackneyed.

Anything But Hackneyed.


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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