A Cockney Boy, by Danny Kemp

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A Cockney Boy

I’m thankful I’m a London boy, that’s where I was born, bred and raised.

I’ll stay a London boy until the end of my days.

I don’t want to change a thing, I’m proud of what I am.

I would hate to live a life where all is just a sham.


I had a good education, as I went to a very good school.

I can speak in an upper-class voice, but speech is only a tool.

I look on life in a cheerful way, always trying to smile.

But lately, I have to say, I can only hold that pose for a while!


Now, too many people are pedestrian, with scarcely a thought of their own.

Instead of what’s on their shoulders, there should be a hollow stone.

Platitudes don’t sit well with me, they’re meaningless and banal.

I prefer people with an imaginative mind, who are insightful and have their own style.


London is an ever-changing city, with an ever-changing face.

It can be a challenging scene, if you don’t know your way around the place

Foreign languages are spoken everywhere, unnecessarily rude sometimes it seems to me.

Because I’m just plain speaking man. I’m a cockney boy you see!


© 2014, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved.

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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 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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