The Higher Road.

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The Higher Road.

I should have taken the higher road,

Than wading through the mire.

Which was of course the longer way,

And it’s vicious pleasures were my desire.


The dross, the grim, the wickedness,

Drew blood from deep within.

If I had taken the higher road,

Then I wouldn’t have loitered with such sin.


I’m wanton, I’m evil,

I’m weak flesh and bone.

If I’d taken the higher road,

By now I would be safe, and at home!


But I’m a sinner, I’m vile,

And I cannot relent.

If I’d had taken the higher road,

There’d be nothing to repent.


The higher road maybe lonely,

You may have to walk it alone.

At least you won’t have to carry

The sins you will have sown!


© 2014, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved.

 

 

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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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5 Responses to The Higher Road.

  1. Seyi sandra says:

    Powerful and poignant at the same time Danny! 🙂

  2. Danny Kemp says:

    Thank you, Seyi.

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  4. Fantastic write 😀

  5. Danny Kemp says:

    Thank you, Susan.

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