Dance With Love.


A red dress on a sultry frame can,

And often does, drive a man insane.

A swaggering walk, a gentle disposition,

Can send all other thoughts into remission.

Love is the game entered by fools.

Passion is the play; it has no rules.

Another place, another day.

Another seductive figure passes your way.

Those in love would pass up the chance.

Those not; would enjoy the dance!

© 2015, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved.


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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4 Responses to Dance With Love.

  1. gardenlilie says:

    Wow. You are a great poet and I didn’t know it. I believe I wish to dance.

  2. Danny Kemp says:

    Then you must, gardenlille!

  3. Wow is right! You have a wonderful way with words. I could see the scene unfold as I read.

  4. Danny Kemp says:

    Thank you krhughesburns! You are always so kind.

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