I should have, I could have, I would have.

But I wasn’t aware of what lay before me, and now I don’t care!

Had you have known?

Did you know?

If you’d known, would you have done the same?

Would there then have been a treasure chest,

Or, nothing of material gain?

This is the puzzle, the conundrum,

Something not easily understood.

What should have been? What would have been? 

If only we could! 

Would we have done, Should we have done? Could we have done,

If courage was more widespread?

Have we been? Are we being? Should we be, so easily led?

Read what lies behind the words, then you may understand, 
That wisdom and lunacy are forever; hand in hand!



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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