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 is a seventy-four-year-old member of The Society of Authors. He is also a bestselling writer. He writes stories that appeal to those who like challenging themselves to solve mysteries that are set out before their eyes. His introduction to the world of espionage and mystery happened at an early age when his father was employed by the War Office in Whitehall, London, at the end of WWII. However, it wasn’t until after his father died that he showed any interest in anything other than himself! On leaving academia he took on many roles in his working life: a London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver, but never did he plan to become a writer. Nevertheless, after a road traffic incident left him suffering from PTSD and effectively—out of paid work for four years, he wrote and self-published his first novel —The Desolate Garden. Within three months of publication, that book was under a paid option to become a $30 million film. The option lasted for six years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company. All ten of his novels are now published by Next Chapter Publishing Company which has added an edition titled The Heirs And Descendants Collection, which holds all four books of that series, alongside an edition titled The Lies And Consequences Collection which contains all four volumes of that series. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication and described as—the new Graham Green—by a highly placed executive of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of book signing events. He has also appeared on 'live' television in the UK publicising his first novel. He likes to write quotes and it's on Goodreads where you can find them--- https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/list/72612151 An example of these quotes opens his novel--Once I Was A Soldier:--There is no morality to be found in evil. But to recognise that which is truly evil one must forget the rules of morality. Less
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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:

    Thanks, Vonda.

  4. Danny Kemp says:

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

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