The Bare Lonely Soul, by Danny Kemp


She had a certain certainty that set alight the industry, and soon she was proclaimed Queen over all that remained.

She could dance, she could sing, she had an angelic voice. People looked on in compulsion, as if they had no choice.

They waited, they stood, they queued for hours and hours. Just to be in her presence and to feel her powers.

Some wanted to own her then rip her apart, to examine the size and nature of such a pure, unspoiled heart.

But had they looked deep into her light blue eyes, they would have seen her pain and understood why she lived such lies.

She was tired, she was ill, she had nothing left, but she had no desire to leave anyone feeling bereft.

Everyday was just a show she put on as she went along, but in truth she was performing her own death song.

When death finally came it hit hard and fast, but you’re lucky that she left you a legacy that will forever last.

Her name now stands for honesty, strength and resolution in despair.

Is there anyone of you who could empty your soul, whilst alone and so bare?

© 2014, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved.


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 in May 2018 his book What Happened In Vienna, Jack? became 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 best; 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, 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 in the UK.
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