The Phone Call.

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I wrote this one on seeing a lady in tears whilst speaking on her mobile phone and gesticulating, wildly, with her free hand.

The Phone Call.

Why must I listen to your news standing here,

With my mobile phone pressed against my ear?


I feel naked and exposed to the sadness you express,

Without a hope of any happiness.


The street is cold, so is your heart.

Why tell me now that we are to part?


You could have waited until I was home,

Instead of telling me when I’m all alone.


Why does my hand keep moving in tune,

To the words, I say to repel the gloom?


Darkness pervades my every thought.

Now there’s someone else that your money has bought?


I helped you make it, don’t you recall?

When we had nothing, nothing at all.


Except the love that you said we shared,

Whilst I took the knocks and you risked and dared.


Now it seems you have what you need,

A new girl on your arm, one eager to please.


Why must I listen to your news standing here,

With my mobile phone pressed against my ear?


Taken From:

Anything But Hackneyed Amazon.com

Anything But Hackneyed Amazon.co.uk

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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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4 Responses to The Phone Call.

  1. fantastic poem Danny…I remember reading this in your book and feeling so sad…this happens too often.

  2. Danny Kemp says:

    Thank you, Susan.

  3. Love the poem. Really tells a sad story.

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