The Devil Met A Writer.

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The Devil Met A Writer.

If the Devil sits at your table,

Be careful on what he feeds.

Give him nothing to satiate his appetite,

Give him nothing of what he needs.


Keep your mind closed to his suggestions.

Take heed of not one single word.

Keep your own thoughts well hidden,

Say nothing that can be overheard.


Fight hard against temptation,

Put no foot inside his den

Your conviction must come from your heart

Or nothing will then flow from your pen.


© 2014, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved.

 

 

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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 The Devil Met A Writer.

  1. Ah ! Fencing the self from the evils without is the best way of self manifestation . Poetic pen writes .

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