The Bells of Life, by Danny Kemp



In the near distance a church bell rings,

The same nightly tune before the chorister starts the hymns,

The church stands for tradition and for what some believe.

The bell signals a place of peace, where one can grieve.

Religion and beliefs give solace to some.

For other’s it’s insurance for when the fatal day does come.

Life changes are not only restricted to when one is dead.

Paths that are lived can be twisted, then down new ones one is led.

Each twist can feel like death from endless slashes of a knife

Whilst down others, there are opportunities to begin a new life.

As the solitary bell now strikes its dulcet ring,

Are you walking the path of your own choosing?

© 2015, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved.




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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4 Responses to The Bells of Life, by Danny Kemp

  1. chika2b says:

    in the path of our own choosing
    no longer blind, deaf, dead nor loosing
    we find solace to be company
    and some company as solace
    for in this life that we are given
    if go step 1-2, be driven
    all the darkness once alive
    fades accordingly, survive
    and when we choose to leave the rumble
    we indeed breath, live, perceive I must be humble
    for another chance is given
    to achieve and remain driven
    a fate few will ever deal
    and for us writers and poets, it becomes thankfully real

  2. Danny Kemp says:

    Very good, Chika!

  3. janetcate says:

    Great. I am happy to say I am choosing my path now and it feels empowering.

  4. Danny Kemp says:

    I’m pleased that you’ve found it, Janet.

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