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’s 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 accident 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 five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company. All seven of his novels are now published by Creativia with the seventh—The Widow’s Son, completing a three book series alongside: What Happened In Vienna, Jack? and Once I Was A Soldier. Under the Creativia publishing banner, The Desolate Garden went on to become a bestselling novel in World and Russian Literature in 2017. The following year, in May 2018, his book What Happened In Vienna, Jack? was 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 most about; 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 and described as—the new Graham Green—by a highly placed employee 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 that first novel of his. He continues to write novels, poetry and the occasional quote; this one is taken from the beginning of 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.
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