The Bare Lonely Soul, by Danny Kemp

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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’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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