Man And Horse



The horse galloped on, with a man on her back.
The reins were held tightly, the stirrups slack.
With aching muscles of both horse and man
The filly galloped onwards, it ran and ran!
Pain travelled upwards through his legs and back.
His life was being stretched on a bristling rack.

Pain, pain a stinging pain.
One that will stay, always remain.
No rest, no reprieve.
Only one choice; he chose it… leave!

The horse galloped on, the man still on her back,
The air was heavy, his eyes were black.
A broken heart inside him bled
And stained his clothing in a crimson red.
Running, running, running away, no rest all night nor through the day.
A curse had fallen, he’s under its spell. No one to listen, no one to tell!

Pain, pain a stinging pain.
One that will stay, always remain.
No rest, no reprieve.
Only one choice; he chose it……to leave!

The horse finally stopped, it was her will to survive.
The crestfallen man had withered and died.
Love caused his sickness, it ate and ate.
Nothing could stop it, nothing could satiate.
The filly reared, stamping hard on the ground
Love had left her saddle without a sound!

Pain, pain a stinging pain.
One that will stay, always remain.
Once a love has left it can not be retrieved,
Live love, love love, hold it tight never let it leave.

© 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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