This is taken from a poetry book written by Shabeeh Haider. I think it is truly wonderful.
TURN OF TIDE
There is no joy the world can give; like that it takes away,
And now I know Lord Byron, what truth you wrote that day.
You’ll meet the person you loved, in that very, very place,
But the joy of days gone past, these days cannot replace.
The spark you lit inside my heart, has died with years of pain.
The love that flowed inside my veins, will no more flow again.
In days gone by, each time I looked, you took my breath away,
And the fire in my soul, it does not burn today.
Eyes full of tears, I held your hand, I said that I would die,
You said that people always part; just give your life a try.
You turned away and as you left, that hurt was something new,
In life, no one should feel that pain, O Lord I pray to you,
Years and years have passed us by; I’m not what I had been,
How I built my life again, if only you had seen,
And now you clasp my hand and say, without me you will die,
I turn away and say to you, please give your life a try.
(From The Book, A VAGABOND HEART, by Shabeeh Haider)
About Daniel Kemp
Daniel Kemp is a seventy-four-year-old member of The Society of Authors. He is also a bestselling writer. He writes stories that appeal to those who like challenging themselves to solve mysteries that are set out before their eyes.
His 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 incident 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 six years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company.
All ten of his novels are now published by Next Chapter Publishing Company which has added an edition titled The Heirs And Descendants Collection, which holds all four books of that series, alongside an edition titled The Lies And Consequences Collection which contains all four volumes of that series.
He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication and described as—the new Graham Green—by a highly placed executive 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 his first novel.
He likes to write quotes and it's on Goodreads where you can find them--- https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/list/72612151 An example of these quotes opens his novel--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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