If I Had A Soul That Was Alive, Your Presence Would Fill It And Give Me Hope.



A star burst in the night sky. 

The sparkling dust entered your heart,

And settled there.

Allowing you to dream of making a new start.

A wave burst onto a stoney shore.

It swept all before it, and cleansed your heart.

Leaving room for love once more

A fire started to burn away the misery

That had locked your heart,

Leaving only emptiness to remain.

It warmed every tissue that it found,

And at last it wiped away the pain.

A thunderous wind blew my name into your mind.

It filled your every thought.

Turning your attention to anything else; blind!

All this is but a dream, but If I had a soul that was alive,

Your presence would fill it and give me hope.

Despair now is my partner.

Wherever you are, I trust that love survives.

© 2014, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved.



About Danny Kemp

I was at work one sunny November day in 2006, stopped at a red traffic light when a van, driven incompetently, smashed into me. I was taken to St Thomas' Hospital and kept in for a while, but it was not only the physical injuries that I suffered from; it was also mental ones. I had lost confidence in myself let alone those around me. The experts said that I had post-traumatic stress disorder, which I thought only the military or emergency personnel suffered from. On good days, I attempted to go to work, sometimes I even made it through Blackwell Tunnel only to hear, or see, something that made me jump out of my skin and that's when the anxiety attacks would start. I told my wife that I was okay and going regularly, but I wasn't. I could not cope with life and thought about ending it. Somehow or other with the help of my wife and medical professionals, I managed to survive and ever so slowly rebuild my self-esteem. It took almost four years to fully recover, but it was during those dark depressive days that I began to write. My very first story, Look Both Ways, Then Look Behind, found a literary agent but not a publisher. He told me that I had a talent, raw, but nevertheless, it was there. His advice was to write another story and that I'm delighted to say, I did. The success of that debut novel, The Desolate Garden, was down to sheer hard work, luck, and of course, meeting a film producer.
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One Response to If I Had A Soul That Was Alive, Your Presence Would Fill It And Give Me Hope.

  1. Mina says:

    Reblogged this on Trópico de cáncer.

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