A Discourse Of One

I guess there comes a point in a great many people’s lives when enough is enough. To give up is not only a way out, but a very attractive option.

That may arise in an important area such as a relationship or, a relatively minor one; a hobby.

It could come about on a car journey. Having taken a few too many wrong turns, the will to carry on is also lost.

That experience could apply to life itself!


As knocks come a plenty in a life that’s been led to the full.

Could one knock be too many for a man who has been a fool.


The reality of failure can and often does exceed the memory of success.

Would it be correct to say that only death can put bad memories to rest?


If one has ridden the turbulent waves of life and survived,

Would not the memories of those successes override all doubts when revived.


To reason or to debate with oneself is pointless yet it is oneself that lives the indecision.

Memories should be censored and prescribed as a controlled hallucinating ration.

© 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 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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4 Responses to A Discourse Of One

  1. vondanorwood says:

    I like this very much. 😀

  2. janetcate says:

    Thanks, your piece is making me think.

  3. Danny Kemp says:

    I hope it doesn’t make you think too hard, Janet.

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