Understanding, by Danny Kemp

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A bare barked tree standing dead against the sky.

Birds sit atop and their gentle song they cry.

The stream washes away any remaining roots,

While squirrels go about their own selfish pursuits.


 

An old woman stands alone, unable to carry on.

A radio blasts from a car, with a deafening song.

Traffic streams past, taking the breath from her lungs.

Children run amok, with foul swearing tongues.


 

Awareness will end for all that live and breathe.

Life is never the time in which we should  grieve?

From a birth to a death is a mere passage of sand.

Words must be read to truly understand.


© 2015, 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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