Your Mum! By Danny Kemp

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Who is there to hold your hand so tight

When you are lonely and afraid at night?

Who is there in the morning when you wake

To point the right road out that you should take?

Who will stand beside you through it all

Even when you’re wrong and stumble and fall?

Who will be there when time moves on

And all your friends have left and gone?

Many might say that they will try

But on only one can you really rely

You know the name, you surely do.

Your Mother will always be next to you.

© 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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2 Responses to Your Mum! By Danny Kemp

  1. A well deserved tribute Danny. It brought tears to my eyes. My Mom was the best, always on my mind. Kudos to you Danny.

  2. Danny Kemp says:

    My mother outlived my father by about ten or so years, but I was never that kind as a son! You can’t get the time back can you, Patricia?

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