The Beacon of Beauty


In ugly there is beauty, that’s an accepted fact,

In beauty one can find, all that ugly lack.

Ugly rides the air in the sounds that we hear.

I bet that where you’re standing it’s lurking very near.

Ugly is insidious, it pervades the very mind!

It makes the previously rational, coarse and unkind.

Ugly offends the eye, it deadens what’s in the ear.

It’s the pain that wells up and shows itself as a tear.

The world wasn’t made of ugly, but it has become that way,

Through man’s indifference and the results are clear today!

A new covering of tarmac, new concrete being poured.

The compelling lure of money is now more and more adored.

Dirt and grime are everywhere, they’re now included in written word.

But perhaps you think what I write is gibberish, and plainly quite absurd.

If those are your thoughts then I’m envious of your reason.

Your heart must be following beauty as its one true guiding beacon!

© 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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