Life Without Women

An old one of mine that I came across today. I’ve reworked it slightly and offer it here……

What would this life if woman free, be for someone such as me?

Bereft of love, warmth and joy, that have all stood close since I was a boy.

Soft to touch, soft to hear, soft upon a listening ear.

Words to calm, words so sweet that quell that anger hid so deep.


Men are cruel. War they bring, on the heads of everything.

Whilst women soothe away the pain, that’s been caused in search of such little gain.

Men shout loud with intent of fear, whilst women sing of beauty deep and dear.

Songs of love, passion and joy that I have heard of since being a boy.

I wish I’d listened more to them, than fought the battles that I’ve been in.

Then I would not ache in this much pain and have so many things on which to complain.


© 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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