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.

 

 

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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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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