STOP THE CLOCK.

 

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STOP THE CLOCK!

I want to stop time and start all over again.
Have no past with actions to explain.

Turn back the clock to a time long gone,
Where everything seemed right, and there was no wrong.

Turn off that chime. There are no hours.
Every moment that passes is ours, all ours!

Kicking at leaves, falling out of trees.
Wading through streams with trousers above the knees.

Pouring of rain, getting wet.
Soaked to the skin but we haven’t finished yet!

Getting into fights over nothing at all.
Learning that you don’t always win; sometimes you fall!

Did it matter? Was it not fun?
No one to tell us off for what we’ve done.

Always sunshine, at least that’s what it seemed.
Was that real, or was it just what we dreamed?

I want to stop time. Turn off that clock.
I don’t want to hear that tick, tick, tock!

 

 

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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