Dreams, by Danny Kemp

A psychiatrist stands watching, in a pathology lab.
An anaesthetist holds a needle waiting to stab
The brain that needs examining because it refuses to die,
Whilst living in a world that only lives within its own lie!

The brain is extracted. It’s trembling, fighting for air!
The needle misses its target. The psychiatrist runs from there!
The pathologist cannot examine so few samples of blood,
As the brain rushes onwards creating an unfathomable flood!

Knowledge is scattered far away and afield.
Learning is gathered unleashing a giant yield.
Education saves billions from an otherwise ignorant death,
But the world continues rushing into oblivion without any redress.

What insight can be garnered from such a simple analogy?
Is it one where you believe that it’s only I in need of therapy?
Or, can you see the truths hidden in amongst so many lies,
That pure knowledge is powerful but not seen by most eyes!

It’s not what you have that makes you what you are!
Nor is it who you know that can carry you high and far.
It is what you believe in surrounded by so much vanity
That gives you the ability to make your dreams your reality.

© 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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