An Unscarred Past

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I can remember riding a bike downhill, trying to wear out a pair of shoes my parents had bought me that I didn’t like.

I can remember the day my heart raced, after I’d told a lie and been found out. The truth must always be faced.

I can remember many, many things, but yet, but yet………There are more I forget!

I can remember the first dead body I found. I was shocked, but only for seconds did it hold me spellbound.

I can remember the first time my heart was broken. I remember reading Don Juan by Lord Byron.

I can remember many, many things, but yet, but yet………There are more I forget!

I remember comforting my mother on the day that my father died, and a bus driving passed. Life gone, life living; such a contrast.

I remember the hospital doctor who left my mother naked and uncovered on her death-bed. I held him round the throat and punched him. Nothing was said.

I can remember many, many things, but yet, but yet………There are more I forget!

To remember is hard. To forget; is to have a past unscarred.

© 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 although it’s true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the intrigue involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he compiles both for adults and children. 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.
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