A Divine Myth, OR A Northern Love? By Danny Kemp


Polaris joins together the Bears in the celestial sky.

He’s the pivot that hold the key, but it’s a mystery as to why.

I hope to shed some truth on why that may be.

Please read my explanation and see if you can agree.

Around Polaris does the North sky revolve,

Hiding the Bear hunters, as away they slowly dissolve.

Callisto escaped their chase, but then fell under a spell.

The love Jupiter had, was a secret that he could never tell.

One day she saw their son, but he only saw a bear,

Jupiter had hidden her, beyond his wife’s stare.

She ran towards her son, with arms outstretched.

He saw only the animal, and believed he was being attacked.

An arrow he fired, killing the Bear that he thought threatened him so.

He became the Little Bear. Close to his mother he will now never go.

Polaris knew the truth, he saw it all unfold,

But by then it was too late for that truth to be told.

Jupiter was devastated, there was only one thing he could do.

He sent his friend Polaris skywards, to hold close forever the two!

So there they stay, several star distance apart.

Sharing Jupiter’s love within Polaris’s shining heart!

© 2014, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved.


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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